Search the Collection

Madame Vestris (1797-1856), Actress and singer; former wife of Armand Vestris, and later wife of Charles James Mathews

Lucia Elizabeth Vestris 'Madame Vestris' (née Bartolozzi, later Mathews)

Sitter associated with 14 portraits
One of the best actresses of the day, with a gift for mimicry, and skill in singing and dancing; helped her husband, C.J, Mathews, in the management of various theatres.

List Thumbnail

2786

Madame Vestris

by Samuel Lover
watercolour, circa 1826
NPG 2786

D5230

Madame Vestris as Don Giovanni

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
etching, circa 1821
NPG D5230

D5233

Madame Vestris as Don Giovanni

by Unknown artist
etching, circa 1821
NPG D5233

D5234

Madame Vestris as Don Giovanni

by Unknown artist
etching, circa 1821
NPG D5234

D38638

Madame Vestris

by Thomas Woolnoth, published by Simpkin and Marshall, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1822
NPG D38638

D5231

Madame Vestris as Apollo

by Thomas Woolnoth, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1822
NPG D5231

D5232

Madame Vestris

by Thomas Woolnoth, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1822
NPG D5232

D38554

Madame Vestris as Don Felix

by Thomas Woolnoth, published by Thomas Dolby, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published September 1824
NPG D38554

D39240

Madame Vestris

by John Cochran, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, 1825
NPG D39240

D38605

Maria Stanhope (née Foote), Countess of Harrington; John Liston; Charles Mathews; Charles Kemble; John Pritt Harley; Lewis Sapio; Madame Vestris

by William Thomas Fry, published by Sherwood & Co, probably after Thomas Charles Wageman
engraving, published 1825
NPG D38605

D19706

Madame Vestris

by John Cochran, published by William Sams
stipple engraving, published July 1825
NPG D19706

D38622

Madame Vestris as Paul in 'Paul and Virginia'

by Thomas Woolnoth, published by George Virtue, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1826
NPG D38622

D21951

Madame Vestris

by Richard James Lane, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Joseph Dickinson
lithograph, published 24 November 1826
NPG D21951

D22079

Madame Vestris as Lucy Morton in 'Court Favors'

by Richard James Lane, printed by Jérémie Graf, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred Edward Chalon
hand-coloured lithograph, published 15 February 1839
NPG D22079