(c.1714 - 1774)
William Keable was active/lived in United Kingdom, Italy. William Keable is known for portrait, figure, genre painting.
Biography William Keable
William Keable or Keeble (c.1714-1774)
Born in East Anglia. A moderately successful painter of portraits and small conversation-pieces, a member of St. Martin's Lane Academy 1754. He was patronized by a number of American Colonists traveling in London, particularly from Charleston, South Carolina. Two such works, the 1749 portraits of Mrs Benjamin Smith (1722-1760) and her brother-in-law Thomas Smith Jr (1719-1790), were exhibited in the Gibbes Museum of Art 1999 exhibition 'In Pursuit of Refinement - Charlestonians Abroad 1740-1860', and show the important transfer of artistic taste from mid-eighteenth century England to the Americas. He produced a number of charming, small full-lengths in the m
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