Portrait of Ed Wynn (1886-1966)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.1 x 12.4 cm )
signature: lower left: "WmHWalker" inscription and date: lower right: "Ed. Wynn / 3/25/30" inscription: upper left: "130 East End Ave"
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"
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.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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