- Also known as
primary name: Cribb, Robert
other name: Cribb and Son
other name: Cribb, R S
other name: Cribb, Robert Samuel
other name: R Cribb & Son
other name: R S Cribb
other name: Robert Cribb & Son
- individual; publisher/printer; British; Male
- Life dates
- 11 King St, Holborn (1784-1785)
288 High Holborn (1780-1829) (near Great Turnstile)
- Framemaker, printseller and print publisher. Married Elizabeth Osborne, 1777. London directories quoted by Heal on the mount of his trade card, describe him in 1790, 1793 and 1796 as "carver, gilder, & printseller"; thereafter only as "carver & gilder" but prints in the BM carry dates as late as1826. Father of Robert Samuel (c.1777-1829), with whom worked in partnership from c.1804 as Robert Cribb & Son (still R Cribb on 28th October 1804). In his will (5 January 1826, proved 12 December 1827) Robert left half of his stock to Robert Samuel, who had the option of buying the other half over a period of time. Another of his sons, William (q.v.), was also a framemaker and a picture dealer. Robert commited suicide in a fit of delirium.
Blindstamp with initials RC in circle, stamped on recto, Lugt 2195.
Trade card in Heal Collection (Heal,32.14) advertises "Cribb Glass & Picture Frame Maker, Carver, Gilder & Printseller... Old Frames new Gilt, & Glasses new Silvered. Pictures Cleaned, Lined & Repaired. Venetian Window Blinds, Paper Hangings, &c." Trade card in Banks Collection (Banks,32.15) advertises "Carvers & Gilders To his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. R. Cribb & Son, Carvers, Gilders & Printsellers... Great variety of Pier Glasses, Girandoles, &c. Old Frames new gilt and Glasses new silvered, Prints, Drawings & Needlework fram'd & glaz'd. Pictures clean'd, lin'd & repair'd. Orders for Exportation executed on the lowest terms. Paper Hanging. Window Blinds, &c."
- Directory of British framemakers, NPG