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Only Connect - Felix Mendelssohn <> Charles Mathews

How are these sitters connected?

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

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

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

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