Samuel Carr (1746-1777)

Artist: John Durand
Date: 1774

Samuel Carr owned land in Albemarle and Louisa Counties. Colonial Williamsburg’s curators believe that he was painted in Suffolk near his wife’s family. He married Elizabeth Riddick of Nansemond County in 1768.

Dimensions: 30 1/4 x 25 in. (76.84 x 63.5 cm.)

The portrait represents a man wearing a blue jacket and a yellow waistcoat, both have pewter buttons. His left hand is tucked into his waistcoat. He is turned three-quarters to his left.

See: Colonial Williamsburg eMuseum

Family: Carr
Decade: 1770s
Credits: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Museum Purchase, 1978-81.