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Thomas Chubb

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1747 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bockman, Gerhard, born 1686 - died 1773 (engraver)
    Beare, George (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 36

Physical description

Portrait, half-length, seated, facing slightly right, hands clasped and holding a quill. The sitter wears a powdered wig and a neckerchief. On the right is a table with a pot of ink and a book on a stand.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, made)


1747 (made)


Bockman, Gerhard, born 1686 - died 1773 (engraver)
Beare, George (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Aetat: 68; A.:D: 1747. G: Beare Pinxit. G: Bockman fecit.'
Lettered with name of sitter and


Height: 35.9 cm, Width: 26.7 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Thomas Chubb, mezzotint by Gerhard Bockman probably after George Beare, 1747.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.
Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883.



Subjects depicted

Book; Ink; Quill; Writer


Portraits; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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