The Reverend William Holwell Carr (1758 - 1830) was one of the early benefactors of the National Gallery. He bequeathed his collection of Old Master paintings to the Gallery, which included works by Titian, Tintoretto, Rubens and Rembrandt, along with this portrait of himself.

Key facts

Artist dates
1778 - 1831
Full title
Reverend William Holwell Carr
Date made
about 1827-8
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
75.6 x 62.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Holwell Carr Bequest, 1831
Inventory number
Location in Gallery