J Sidebotham (Biographical details)

J Sidebotham (publisher/printer; British; Male; 1802 - 1820s; active)

Also known as

Sidebotham, J; Sidebethem, J; Sidebetham, J; Yedis; Sidebetham, E


24 Lower Sackville Street, Dublin (1802-1813) Opposition Caricature Shop Lower Sackville Street (c.1809) 18 Lower Sackville Street (1810) 74 Newgate Street, London (1815) 20 Capel Street, Dublin (1815) 96 Strand, London (1815-18) 10 St James's Street, London (1816) 1 St James's Street, London (1817) 72 New Bond Street, London (1817) 38 Burlington Arcade, London (1817; 1820s or later as E Sidebetham) 27 St James's Street, London (1818) 287 Strand, London (1819) 20 Princes Street, Dublin (1819)


Print publisher active simultaneously in London and Dublin; also designed some prints (eg BMSat.14076). George assumes that the pseudonym Yedis, seen on some of his prints, is of Sidebotham himself (being Side backwards). Most of his early plates are pirated from London satires, and sometimes they give a London address; he seems to have been able to get away with this by printing them in Ireland for export to England. Later plates were commissioned in London from eg. Charles Williams.
For the quarrel between Sidebotham and McCleary, see BMSat 11412 and 12054..
A caricature of Charles Sibthorp (1782-1855) after Alfred Crowquill (1804/5-72) published by E. Sidebetham, presumably the successor to J Sidebetham/Sidebotham, at 38 Burlington Arcade has to be dated to at least the mid-1820s judging by Sibthorp's apparent age, see 1866,0407.672.