Welcome to the research page for the life and work of John Chubb. He was from a merchant family of Bridgwater, importing wine and timber, although he is most known as an artist, capturing the likenesses of the late eighteenth century townsfolk. However, his most enduring legacy are a series of topographical pictures of the town, recording a lost townscape of now long demolished buildings, such as the High Cross. He also left a large corpus of writing, notes and letters, which are now part of the collections of the Blake Museum. Also see the extensive material at the Blake Museum’s website.
Chubb’s Illustrations and Writings
John Chubb Sources
Transcription of Jonathan Chubb’s Notebook, Somerset Archive Office Ref A/CSC/1/1, transcribed by John Robins
Transcriptions of the Chubb letters in the Heritage Centre, Taunton, ref A/CSC, series 1, transcribed by John Robins
Transcriptions of the Chubb letters in the Heritage Centre, Taunton, ref A/CSC/2/3, series 2, transcribed by Bernice Lashbrook