Only Connect - Charles Mathews <> Felix Mendelssohn

How are these sitters connected?

Charles Mathews
by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
circa 1830
NPG 3097(2)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
by Conrad Cook, published by William Mackenzie, after Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton
mid 19th century
NPG D5248

The connection
Charles Mathews senior, theatre manager and comic actor, often reduced Mendelssohn, Byron and Scott to helpless laughter.

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