Biographical information on Charles Mathews, whose great gallery of theatrical portraits, formed the nucleus of the Garrick Club collection, is given in the companion volume, “Pictures in the Garrick Club”, pp. xxxix and pp. 256-265. The reader is also referred to the DNB; "Mr Mathews at Home” by Richard L. Klepac (1979); and “The Life and Correspondence of Charles Mathews, the Elder, Comedian. By Mrs [Ann] Mathews”, edited by Edmund Yates (1860).