Matthew showed four calotypes in the 1858 exhibition of the Photographic Society in London, three views of Whitby Abbey and a study of shipbuilding in Scarborough Harbour. Both the abbey and the harbor were popular tourist destinations, so it is possible that he was a visitor to the area, but in any case no further information about Matthew or his photographic work has been traced.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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