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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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D32572

Thomas Campbell

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

D20316

Thomas Campbell

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

D16446

William Pitt

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

D5455

Thomas Paine

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

D3322

'Comedy' (Dorothy Jordan)

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

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

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

D5299

Hannah More

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

D7450

William Austin

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

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

D14218

Hannah More

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

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

D34804

Henry Grattan

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

D15843

Henry Grattan

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

D36495

Robert Jeffery

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

D4042

Robert Jeffery

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

D13742

Samuel Horsley

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

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

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

D8264

Charles Townley

by James Godby, after James Tassie
stipple engraving, published 1812
NPG D8264

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