Mr. Mathews, "At Home," in "Stories". Sir Shiverum Screwnerve. Monsieur Zephyr. Nat. Llewelyn ab Llwyd. Fipley & Amelrosa. Mr. Mark Magnum.As performed with the greatest success at the Theatre Royal English Opera House. 2.nd Sketch.
Printed at McQueen & Co.s Lithog. Press.
Etching and lithograph with hand-colouring. Paper watermarked: J Whatman 1822. 330 x 455mm (13 x 18"). Minor creasing at top.
Portraits of the actor Charles Mathews, in six characters in 'Stories', part of his entertainment 'The Youthful Days of Mr Mathews'; in a row, including an old man with a cane, a very stout man wearing large hat, a woman in bonnet, and playing a fiddle with flowers in hair. Charles Mathews (1776-1835) the English theatre manager and comic actor, who was well known for his gift of impersonation. His play, "At Home", was the first monopolylogue and the defining work in the genre, in which he played every character.
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