Portrait of Nathaniel Godbold by Mather Brown

A portrait of Nathaniel Godbold (circa 1730 – 1799), a notable herbalist associated with Godalming where he lived from about 1790 until his death in 1799.


Oil on canvas
76 x 63.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £8,750)
Acquired in:
Private collection

Godbold was most famous for developing a ‘Vegetable Balsam’ from which he made his fortune. He bought Westbrook Place in Godalming which he re-modelled in Palladian style. This contemporary picture adds to the museum's collection of portraits of notable local residents and gives context to the documentation on Westbrook, which is still an imposing property in the area.


by descent

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Godalming Museum 109a High Street, GODALMING Surrey GU7 1AQ 01483 426 510 www.godalmingmuseum.org.uk

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