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Charles James Mathews

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

Sitter in 27 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 - NPG 1636

Charles James Mathews

by John Frederick Lewis
pencil and chalk, 1827
NPG 1636

Charles James Mathews, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(24)

Charles James Mathews

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

Charles James Mathews as Dazzel in 'London Assurance', by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG x21240

Charles James Mathews as Dazzel in 'London Assurance'

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

Charles James Mathews as Dazzel in 'London Assurance', by and after (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG x21244

Charles James Mathews as Dazzel in 'London Assurance'

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

Charles James Mathews, by Hennah & Kent - NPG x21241

Charles James Mathews

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

Charles James Mathews in 'Un Anglais Timide', otherwise 'Cool as a Cucumber', by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax27678

Charles James Mathews in 'Un Anglais Timide', otherwise 'Cool as a Cucumber'

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1863; published 1864-1865
NPG Ax27678

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age', by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and  Duroni & Murer, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  (George) Herbert Watkins, and  William Edward Kilburn, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  - NPG x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and (George) Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, and
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x139661

Charles James Mathews, by Barraud & Jerrard - NPG Ax28508

Charles James Mathews

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

Charles James Mathews, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x21242

Charles James Mathews

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

Charles James Mathews, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG Ax7625

Charles James Mathews

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

Charles James Mathews, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x132950

Charles James Mathews

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

Charles James Mathews, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax46238

Charles James Mathews

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

Charles James Mathews, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax18167

Charles James Mathews

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

Charles James Mathews, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax28577

Charles James Mathews

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

Charles James Mathews, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x197133

Charles James Mathews

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1876
NPG x197133

Group of 29 actors, after Lock & Whitfield, and  Elliott & Fry, and  Fradelle & Marshall, and  Pierre Petit, and  Louis Bertin, and  Unknown photographers - NPG x132955

Group of 29 actors

after Lock & Whitfield, and Elliott & Fry, and Fradelle & Marshall, and Pierre Petit, and Louis Bertin, and Unknown photographers
woodburytype, late 1870s
NPG x132955

Charles James Mathews as George Rattleton in 'The Humpbacked Lover', by Edward Morton, printed by  Graf & Soret, published by  John Mitchell, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D38321

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

by Edward Morton, printed by Graf & Soret, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred Edward Chalon
lithograph, circa 1835
NPG D38321

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