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Joseph Frederick Sabin (1846-1926)


Joseph Frederick Sabin (1846-1926)
Joseph Frederick Sabin ; J.F. Sabin ; J. F. Sabin ; Joseph F. Sabin ; J. Frederick Sabin ;
English-American rare book & print dealer, publisher & etcher ;
[Born May 12, 1846 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England – died September 24, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY]


FAD record control number: 58603 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Joseph Frederick Sabin (1846-1926) biography:

Birth: May 12, 1846 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England ;
Death: September 24, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Taurus ;

Known for: Book seller ; rare print dealer ; etcher / printer / publisher ;
Medium: pen & ink ; metal plate ;
Technique: Etching ; drawing ;
Subjects: After old master works ;

Areas: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England ; Philadelphia, PA ; New York, NY ; Brooklyn, NY ;
Region: Europe ; North East ;
Lived: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England ; New York, NY ; Brooklyn, NY ;
Father: Joseph Sabin (1821-1881), created Sabin’s Dictionary ;
Mother: Mary Ann (Winterbourne) Sabin (1820-1881?) ;
Relatives: Joseph Sabin (1775-1855?), grandfather ; Robert T Sabin (1858-?), brother ; William Winterbourne Sabin (1850-?), brother, tin smith ; Mary Winterbourne (Sabin) Briggs (1855-1933), sister ; Shirley Sarah (Sabin) Lloyd (1856-1928), sister ;
Spouse: Mary Jane (Renton) Sabin (1849-1925), wife, married August 16, 1871 in Brooklyn, NY ;
Children: Joseph Percy Sabin (1934), son stayed in the family business of selling books and rare prints ;

Training: Likely taught engraving by his father ;
Instructors: Likely his father ;


Member: Belle Harbor Yacht Club, New York, NY, commodore ; Jamaica Bay Yacht Club, Brooklyn, NY ; Canarsie Yacht Club, Brooklyn, NY ; New York Historical Society, New York, NY, member ; Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA, member ; Grolier Club, New York, NY, member ; Invincible Club, New York, NY, member ; Fourth A.D. Republican Club, New York, NY, member ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, as a non-member (1882) ;


Notes: Was 5 foot 8-1/2 inches tall ;


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Original compiled and researched document by the Fine Art Database, 266 West 21st Street, New York, NY.

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Record birth date:
April 15, 2020


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