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Henry William Mathew Meade

Artist
Meade Brothers Studio, active c. 1840 - c. 1869
Charles Richard Meade, Mar 1826 - 1858
Henry William Mathew Meade, 1822 - 1865
Sitter
Henry William Mathew Meade, 1822 - 1865
Date
c. 1848
Type
Photograph
Medium
Quarter-plate daguerreotype
Dimensions
Sight: 9.7 x 7.2cm (3 13/16 x 2 13/16")
Case Open: 11.9 x 19.1 x 1cm (4 11/16 x 7 1/2 x 3/8")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Emerson Lyons
Object number
NPG.85.233
Culture
Henry William Mathew Meade: European\British\English
Exhibition Label
Throughout their careers, the Meade Brothers photographed countless stage celebrities, from the American dramatic actor Edwin Forrest to Jenny Lind, the singer hailed as "the Swedish Nightingale." In this portrait, most likely made while the brothers’ operations were based in Albany, Henry Meade appears costumed as though for a role in a Shakespearean production.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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