National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1650
Subject/Title:
Keeble, Sara Jane
Artist:Cooper, W. B.
Date Created:ca. mid-1840s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:36 1/2 x 31 1/2
Image Dimensions:29 1/2 x 24 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Elegant subject in light-colored formal lace dress with cameo pin; a leaning picture frame, red drape and sky in background.
History of Work:Passed down through the Keeble, Wendel and Murfree families.
Notes:Subject born in Old Jefferson, Tennessee in 1814. She is the daughter of Walter Keeble, Jr. and Sara Jane Hudson Keeble, who had huge holdings of land and chattel in that area. Subject married David Deadrick Wendel, son of the second mayor of Murfreesboro, TN. Her brother, Edwin Keeble, who lived across the street from her, was mayor of Murfreesboro and in the Confederate House of Representatives from 1864 to 1865. Subject died in 1873.

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