Edwin Forrest (1806-1872)

Edwin Forrest (1806-1872)
Title
Edwin Forrest (1806-1872)
Date 
1840
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 1/8 x 25 in. ( 76.5 x 63.5 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Object Number 
1943.217
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group