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

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

Provenance

Chubb family by descent.


Blake Museum

Blake Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3NB
01278 456127
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