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Sally Sayward Barrell Keating Wood, ca. 1820

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Sally Sayward Barrell Keating Wood, ca. 1820

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By local legend this is a portrait of Sally Sayward Barrell Keating Wood (1759-1855), also known as Madame Wood, of Kennebunk. Madame Wood was Maine's first fiction writer. This portrait was most likely painted after she had settled in Kennebunk and lived with her granddaughter.

Sally Wood (1759-1855) published the first books of fiction in the District of Maine. She was born in York.

Other Information


  • Title: Sally Sayward Barrell Keating Wood, ca. 1820
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Town: Kennebunk
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Paint on wood panel
  • Dimensions (cm): 84 x 63
  • Local Code: 2004.064
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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