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Portrait of Ed Wynn (1886-1966)

Object Number: 
1990.1.99
Date: 
1930
Medium: 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.1 x 12.4 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "WmHWalker" inscription and date: lower right: "Ed. Wynn / 3/25/30" inscription: upper left: "130 East End Ave"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower left in graphite: "Wm.H.Walker"; inscribed vertically at upper left: "130 East End Ave"; signed by sitter at lower right: "Ed. Wynn / 3/25/30"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
An actor and comedian, Wynn began his career in vaudeville before joining the Ziegfeld Follies in the 1920s. He was a radio comedy and movie star in the 1930s and 40s. His Emmy Award-winning television variety show, "The Ed Wynn Show," first appeared in 1949 and ran through the 1950s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group