Alfred Edward Mathews
(1831 - 1874)
Alfred Edward Mathews was active/lived in Colorado, California. Alfred Mathews is known for topographic town-views, portrait, genre.
Biography Alfred Edward Mathews
Born in Bristol, England, Alfred Mathews became a noted artist of the Civil War for the Union Army and later an important western landscape, portrait and panoramic painter as well as a lithographer. In his western travels, he covered over six-thousand miles, primarily by himself. According to researcher David Hall who cites a June 1865 poster from the 31st Regiment Company B, Mathews was with this 31st Regiment Company B, Ohio Vol. Infantry, 1st. Brigade, 3rd Division14th Army Corps. In 1864, he transferred to Co. I April 20 , 1864, but the 31st Regiment Company affiliation likely explains why that Company appears in some of his sketches.
Mathews was the son of a book publisher and emigrated at age two with his family to Rochester, O
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