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John Carr

13 of 13 portraits on display on Floor 2: Getting the Picture at Beningbrough Hall

John Carr, by Sir William Beechey, after 1790 - NPG 4062 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Carr

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, after 1790
50 in. x 39 5/8 in. (1270 mm x 1005 mm)
Purchased, 1958
Primary Collection
NPG 4062


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  • John Carr (1723-1807), Architect. Sitter in 4 portraits.

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  • Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 250 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Beechey's portrait is a conventional celebration of a professional life. Aged seventy-six, Carr is posed with plans and drawings of his successful project for Buxton Crescent. The distant view is of the spire of St Peter's, Horbury, the church Carr built in his native Yorkshire village.

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