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James Godby

(active 1790-1815), Printmaker

Artist associated with 44 portraits
James Godby, a printmaker, worked in London in the early part of the nineteenth century. Little is known of his life other than what can be gleaned from his work. His first engraving was a portrait of Edward Snape (1791) after William Whitby. Godby specialised in stipple engraving and favoured the subjects of mythology, sentimental literary genre, and female portraiture that were associated with this medium.

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Thomas Campbell, by James Godby, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D32572

Thomas Campbell

by James Godby, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D32572

Thomas Campbell, by James Godby, published by  John Lee, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D20316

Thomas Campbell

by James Godby, published by John Lee, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D20316

William Pitt, by James Godby, after  William Owen - NPG D16446

William Pitt

by James Godby, after William Owen
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1804
NPG D16446

Thomas Paine, by James Godby, after  Unknown artist - NPG D5455

Thomas Paine

by James Godby, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 21 May 1805
NPG D5455

'Comedy' (Dorothy Jordan), by James Godby, after  Sir Robert Ker Porter - NPG D3322

'Comedy' (Dorothy Jordan)

by James Godby, after Sir Robert Ker Porter
stipple engraving, published 1806
NPG D3322

William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, by James Godby, by  John Swaine, published and sold by  Edward Orme, after  Henry Edridge - NPG D20855

William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk

by James Godby, by John Swaine, published and sold by Edward Orme, after Henry Edridge
stipple engraving, published 12 May 1806
NPG D20855

Robert Lowth, by James Godby, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Robert Edge Pine, after  William Evans - NPG D37468

Robert Lowth

by James Godby, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Robert Edge Pine, after William Evans
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1809 (circa 1777)
NPG D37468

Hannah More, by James Godby, after  Edward Bird - NPG D39016

Hannah More

by James Godby, after Edward Bird
stipple engraving, published 1809
NPG D39016

Hannah More, by James Godby, after  Edward Bird - NPG D5299

Hannah More

by James Godby, after Edward Bird
stipple engraving, published 25 September 1809
NPG D5299

William Austin, by James Godby, after  Edmund Scott - NPG D7450

William Austin

by James Godby, after Edmund Scott
stipple engraving, published 1809
NPG D7450

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, by James Godby, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  William Evans, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D14204

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by James Godby, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, published 11 May 1809
NPG D14204

Hannah More, by James Godby, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Edward Bird - NPG D14218

Hannah More

by James Godby, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Edward Bird
stipple engraving, published 25 September 1809
NPG D14218

Sir Lucas Pepys, 1st Bt, by James Godby, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Henry Edridge - NPG D14471

Sir Lucas Pepys, 1st Bt

by James Godby, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Henry Edridge
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1809
NPG D14471

Henry Grattan, by James Godby, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Alexander Pope - NPG D34804

Henry Grattan

by James Godby, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Alexander Pope
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1810
NPG D34804

Henry Grattan, by James Godby, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Alexander Pope - NPG D15843

Henry Grattan

by James Godby, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Alexander Pope
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1810
NPG D15843

Robert Jeffery, by James Godby, published by and after  E.M. Jones - NPG D36495

Robert Jeffery

by James Godby, published by and after E.M. Jones
stipple engraving, published 14 February 1811
NPG D36495

Robert Jeffery, by James Godby, after  E.M. Jones - NPG D4042

Robert Jeffery

by James Godby, after E.M. Jones
stipple engraving, published 1811
NPG D4042

Samuel Horsley, by James Godby, after  Ozias Humphry - NPG D13742

Samuel Horsley

by James Godby, after Ozias Humphry
stipple engraving, published 1811
NPG D13742

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by James Godby, published by  Edward Orme, after  Domenico Pellegrini - NPG D37591

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by James Godby, published by Edward Orme, after Domenico Pellegrini
stipple engraving, published 21 November 1812
NPG D37591

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield ('A Monumental Group'), by James Godby, printed by  Hayward, published by  Longman & Co, published by  Josiah Taylor, published by  William Bond, after  Robert William Satchwell, after  John Flaxman - NPG D38207

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield ('A Monumental Group')

by James Godby, printed by Hayward, published by Longman & Co, published by Josiah Taylor, published by William Bond, after Robert William Satchwell, after John Flaxman
stipple engraving, published 20 January 1812
NPG D38207

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