John Chubb 1746-1818

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.

Biography of John Chubb
Biography of John Chubb
by Mary Chubb
John Chubb, a friend of Coleridge
John Chubb, a friend of Coleridge
by Berta Lawrence
Chubb family biography
Chubb family biography
by Tony Woolrich
The Visitation by Dr. Moss, Lord Bishop of Bath & Wells,
The Visitation by Dr. Moss, Lord Bishop of Bath & Wells, held at Bridgewater Sept. 6th 1785: A poem

Chubb’s Illustrations and Writings

The Chubb Lithographs
The Chubb Lithographs
The Afterlife of Chubb's Illustrations
The Afterlife of Chubb’s Illustrations

John Chubb and Music
Chubb and Music

John Chubb Sources

List of the Chubb MSS in the Heritage Centre, Taunton A/CSC

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

List of the Chubb Topographical Paintings in the Blake Museum

Chubb’s Contemporaries

The Friends and Associates of John Chubb
George Cass, Bookbinder
George Cass, Bookbinder
Thomas Pyke, Bell Founder
Thomas Pyke, Bell Founder