Edwin Forrest (1806-1872)

Object Number: 
1943.217
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/8 x 25 in. ( 76.5 x 63.5 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "C. Cohill 1840"
Gallery Label: 
The noted actor Edwin Forrest achieved his first fame in New York at the Park Theatre in 1826, in the role of Othello. For the next quarter century he was America's leading tragedian, rivaling such English stars as Edmund Kean and William Macready.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group