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Thomas Chubb

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Thomas Chubb, by George Beare, 1747 -NPG 1122 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Chubb

by George Beare
1747
29 3/4 in. x 24 1/2 in. (756 mm x 622 mm)
NPG 1122

Inscriptionback to top

Signed diagonally on the table cloth, right, Geo Beare Pinxit/1747.

This portraitback to top

A version, also signed and dated 1747, belongs to the Salisbury Corporation. [1] Chubb died 8 February 1747. NPG 1122 is likely to be posthumous.

Footnotesback to top

1) Reproduced C. Haskins, Salisbury Corporation Pictures, Salisbury, 1910, opposite p 126; exhibited 'Painters of Wessex', Bournemouth, 1962 (6).

Physical descriptionback to top

Blue-grey eyes, broad, plump face, short neck, white wig; red kerchief spread out at his throat, drab coat, unbuttoned, and waistcoat; hands holding a quill; on a table, right, an open book on a stand, a bottle of ink and two folios behind; [1] dark brown background, lit from the left.

1) Bockman's engraving shows an inscription Chubbs Tracts.

Conservationback to top

Lined, cleaned and restored, 1898.

Provenanceback to top

Bought, 1898, from the collection of the Rev. F. O. White of Barnsbury.

Reproductionsback to top

Engraved by G. Bockman, 1747, and by W. Bent, 1786.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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