Case Open: 11.9 x 19.1 x 1cm (4 11/16 x 7 1/2 x 3/8")
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Emerson Lyons
Henry William Mathew Meade: European\British\English
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.