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Charles James Mathews (1803-1878), Actor and dramatist; son of Charles Mathews

Sitter in 25 portraits
A popular comic actor, like his father Charles Mathews; managed his own theatres, where he put on extravaganzas, comedies and farces, many written by himself. Known for his celebrated partnership with his first wife Madame Vestris (1797-1856) that began with stage appearances together in One Hour. During 1839-40, successes at Covent Garden included in The Beggar's Opera, The Merry Wives of Windsor and the role of Dazzel in Boucciault's London Assurance. In 1857, Mathews met his second wife, the actress Elizabeth Davenport, and reprised the role of Dazzel alongside Davenport as Lady Gay Spanker at the Haymarket Theatre in October 1858.

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Charles James Mathews

by John Frederick Lewis
pencil and chalk, 1827
NPG 1636

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Charles James Mathews

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(24)

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Charles James Mathews as Dazzel in 'London Assurance'

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1858
NPG x21240

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Charles James Mathews as Dazzel in 'London Assurance'

by and after (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, (1858)
NPG x21244

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Charles James Mathews

by Hennah & Kent
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x21241

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Charles James Mathews in Un Anglais Timide

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x21237

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Charles James Mathews in Un Anglais Timide

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1863
NPG x21238

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Charles James Mathews in Un Anglais Timide

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x21239

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Charles James Mathews

by Barraud & Jerrard
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1873
NPG Ax28508

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Charles James Mathews

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype on card mount, published 18 September 1875
NPG x21242

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Charles James Mathews

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, published 18 September 1875
NPG Ax7625

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Charles James Mathews

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype on programme page, published 18 September 1875
NPG x132950

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Charles James Mathews

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1876
NPG Ax46238

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Charles James Mathews

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1876
NPG Ax18167

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Charles James Mathews

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1876
NPG Ax28577

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Group of 29 actors

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, late 1870s
NPG x132955

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Charles James Mathews as George Rattleton in 'The Humpbacked Lover'

by Edward Morton, after Alfred Edward Chalon
hand-coloured lithograph, circa 1835
NPG D5226

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Charles James Mathews as Captain Patter in 'Patter versus Clatter'

by Richard James Lane, printed by Jeremie Graf, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred Edward Chalon
hand-coloured lithograph, published 15 February 1839
NPG D22080

D118

Charles James Mathews

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1870s
NPG D118

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Charles James Mathews

by Mayall
albumen print
NPG Ax27678