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Richard George Mathews (1870-1955), Artist

Artist associated with 11 portraits
Born in Montreal, Mathews first published drawings in the satirical paper, Grip in 1892. After a period working in New York he joined The Montreal Star as a reportage artist, making his reputation in the Montreal art community with portraits of visiting celebrities. He moved to London in 1907, continuing to send work to the Star whilst increasingly contributing to leading London illustrated magazines, The Graphic and The Bystander, and exhibiting his celebrity portraits, publishing a number as etchings. In later years, he recorded Canadian soldiers during the First World War and moved from portraiture to landscape and architectural subjects. From 1935 he contributed scenes of London life to The Tatler.

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Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell)

by Richard George Mathews
pastel, circa 1900
NPG 6735


Emma Albani

by Richard George Mathews
pastel, 1905
NPG 6729


Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Richard George Mathews
charcoal and chalk, 1908
NPG 6904


Maud Allan

by Richard George Mathews
charcoal and red chalk, circa 1908
NPG 6730


Sir John Martin-Harvey

by Richard George Mathews
charcoal and pastel, 1908
NPG 6732


Henry Algernon George Percy, Earl Percy

by Richard George Mathews
charcoal and pastel, 1908
NPG 6733


Charles Frederic Moberly Bell

by Richard George Mathews
pencil, circa 1910
NPG 6731


Hilda Trevelyan (Hilda Marie Antoinette Anna Tucker)

by Richard George Mathews
charcoal, chalk and pastel, 1911
NPG 6734


Rudyard Kipling

after Richard George Mathews
line block after a drawing, circa 1900
NPG D21217


Thomas William Hodgson Crosland

by Richard George Mathews
drypoint, circa 1910s-1920s
NPG D34579


Arnold Bennett

by Richard George Mathews
drypoint etching, circa 1920
NPG D21218