Picture and old master drawing dealers, print dealers and publishers, picture framemakers.
John Woodburn from 1782?, 1786, 1797-1811, Allen Woodburn 1813, 1818 (as a gilder), Messrs Woodburn, also known as Woodburn brothers 1817-1836, Samuel Woodburn 1826-1827, Samuel & Allen Woodburn 1836-1853. At Broad St, parish of St James Piccadilly, London 1782-1786, 42 Dean St 1790-1792, St Martin's Lane 1797, 112 St Martin's Lane 1799-1853.
Samuel Woodburn (1783-1853) and Allen Woodburn took over the business from their father John Woodburn from 1817. The younger brother, Allen Woodburn (1786-1851), seems to have been responsible for the framing activities of the business. Samuel Woodburn was the principal art dealer of his time and one of the greatest nineteenth-century experts on Old Master Drawings.
Further information available in: National Portrait Gallery. British picture framemakers, 1600-1950