E. Forrest As Metamora., Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Native American in native dress standing on river bank with rifle in proper left hand and looking directly at viewer.

Edwin Forrest was a great American actor who worked in Philadelphia and in New York. He was often cast to play characters of African American or Native American decent and was considered to be highly convincing. E. Forrest as Metamora is a full-length theatrical portrait, commemorating Forrest’s role as Metamora in the 1829 play, Metamora or The Last of the Wampanoags, by John Augustus Stone.

Object Creator
Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
11 5/8 x 16 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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