Sir Charles Willie Mathews, Bt(1850-1920), Director of Public Prosecutions
Sitter in 7 portraits
Charles Willie Mathews trained in the law and became a barrister of the Middle Temple in 1872. In 1888, he was appointed as a Senior Counsel and by 1901 had been made a bencher of the Middle Temple. In 1908 Mathews was appointed as Director of Public Prosecutions, a post he held until his death. He was involved in a number of high-profile cases, including the Penge murder (1877), the trial of the prisoner Dr Lampson (1882) and the Oscar Wilde libel suit (1895).
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 6 February 1892
Vanity Fair Panel no. 7 (John ('Johnny') William Reiff; (James Forman) Tod Sloan; Sir Oswald Mosley, 4th Bt; Edward Rodney ('Roddy') Owen; Seymour Berkeley Portman-Dalton (né Portman); Lester Berchart Reiff; Arthur Hepburn Hastie; Robert Peck; Arthur...)
by Sir Leslie Ward, and Godfrey Douglas Giles, and Liborio Prosperi ('Lib'), and Sir Charles Garden Assheton-Smith (né Duff), 1st Bt ('Cloister', 'C.G.D'), and George Algernon Fothergill, and Cuthbert Bradley, and Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1883-1900