National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















# 817
Subject/Title:
Keen, Willard
Artist:Clark, M. W.
Date Created:1906 (January)
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:33 X 28.25
Image Dimensions:22 X 26.75
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:Submitted 01/21/2006
Condition:Excellent

Description:Young man with dark hair parted on his left, wearing a dark jacket and high-collar white shirt with a white cravat. The cravat is decorated with a diamond motif and fastened with a jeweled tie-back.
History of Work:Portrait was a gift to the subject's mother. Artist's work is listed in the Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog.
Notes:Subject was born 1873 and died 1970. Diary of the subject records commission date of portrait at a cost of $10.00. Keen practiced law in Huntsville, TN with James F. Baker, grandfather of U.S Senator Howard Baker. Keen married Esther Walton of Rugby, TN and they had 5 children. Keen was later in the insurance business in Chattanooga.

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