Durang, Edwin Forrest (1829-1911)
Edwin Forrest Durang (1829-1911) was born into a prestigious family of professional actors and performers. His grandfather, John Durang, was credited with being the first native-born American actor; his father and uncle, Charles and Richard Durang were the first to perform the "Star Spangled Banner."
Edwin F. Durang was listed in the Philadelphia city directories as an architect by 1855. He specialized in ecclesiastical design, most notably those churches and institutions associated with the Catholic Church.
36" x 42"
Oil on canvas; gilt frame
Gift of Edwina Hare.
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia