Portrait of Robert Edeson

Portrait of RobertEdeson
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17529
Building: 
Current Location: 
Vault Level
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1850-1931
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproduction photograph print of Robert Edeson.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

Born in New Orleans and the son of a producer and stage manager, Robert Edeson spent nearly 30 years on Broadway and became one of the first stage performers to embrace film and move to Hollywood. The beloved character actor first appeared in a series of silent shorts in 1912 and 1913 and went on to forge an association with the famed director Cecil B. DeMille. Among their films were 1923's "The Ten Commandments", 1925's "Volga Boatman", and 1927's "King of Kings". In this portrait, Edeson appears unaware of the camera as he looks pointedly to his right with a grave expression.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes