Anthony Stephen Mathew

1734 - 1824

Anthony Stephen Mathew was a cleric the Church of England. He and his wife Harriet Mathew are most notable for their friendship and support of John Flaxman and William Blake and their gathering of intellectuals and artists salon in their house at Rathborne Place. Importantly, he was one of the original supporters of Blake's first collection of work Poetical Sketches. Blake later satirised the Mathews, and the Johnson Circle, in the collection An Island in the Moon.
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