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.