Chubb Collection by John Chubb

Collection of amateur works by John Chubb of Bridgewater, a merchant and later Mayor and a magistrate of the town.


Pen & ink & watercolour on paper
Various from 10 x 10 cm to 33 x 49 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £116,875)
Acquired in:
Chubb family

Includes a series of portraits of local people, from MPs to a butcher, poulterer and innkeeper's servant - normal people who would not have commissioned a professional portrait, and whom Chubb had no need to flatter. The portraits are also an important record of costume, tools, furniture and local scenery of the period. A small number of works in the collection are thought to be by his grandsons.

Artists include


Chubb family by descent.

Venue details

Blake Museum Blake Street, BRIDGWATER Somerset TA6 3NB 01278 456127

Entry details

Free to all

29 Mar – 4 Nov Tue – Sat, 10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)