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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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Emma Albani, by Richard George Mathews - NPG 6729

Emma Albani

by Richard George Mathews
pastel, 1905
NPG 6729

Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Richard George Mathews - NPG 6904

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Richard George Mathews
charcoal and chalk, 1908
NPG 6904

Maud Allan, by Richard George Mathews - NPG 6730

Maud Allan

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

Sir John Martin-Harvey, by Richard George Mathews - NPG 6732

Sir John Martin-Harvey

by Richard George Mathews
charcoal and pastel, 1908
NPG 6732

Henry Algernon George Percy, Earl Percy, by Richard George Mathews - NPG 6733

Henry Algernon George Percy, Earl Percy

by Richard George Mathews
charcoal and pastel, 1908
NPG 6733

Charles Frederic Moberly Bell, by Richard George Mathews - NPG 6731

Charles Frederic Moberly Bell

by Richard George Mathews
pencil, circa 1910
NPG 6731

Hilda Trevelyan (Hilda Marie Antoinette Anna Tucker), by Richard George Mathews - NPG 6734

Hilda Trevelyan (Hilda Marie Antoinette Anna Tucker)

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

Rudyard Kipling, after Richard George Mathews - NPG D21217

Rudyard Kipling

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

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland, by Richard George Mathews - NPG D34579

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland

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

Arnold Bennett, by Richard George Mathews - NPG D21218

Arnold Bennett

by Richard George Mathews
drypoint etching, circa 1920
NPG D21218


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