Carr, Benjamin (1768-1831)
Darley, Jane Cooper (nee Sully) or John Clarendon Darley
Benjamin Carr was born in England and received a good musical education in London. He emigrated to Philadelphia in 1793. There he opened a music store and promoted music. He was a publisher, editor, organist, pianist, singer, composer, teacher and conductor, as well as one of the founding members of the Musical Fund Society in 1820. He was also a member of the Atheneaum. Carr never married. When he died he was living at 72 South Fifth St.
28" x 36"
Oil on canvas; wood frame
Purchased from Theodore Siegel with gift funds from Mr. Frederick Lewis
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia