This artist was the son of James Goldsworthy, a naval officer. He described himself as a 24-year-old artist of Frances Street, Truro, when he married Avis Scantlebury at Kenwyn Church on 5 September 1840. He was described as an artist in the 1841 census, which found him at Stoke Damerel near Devonport, and in the 1851 census when he was a visitor at Place House on the Roseland peninsula.
Goldsworthy died in 1856 and was buried in Falmouth. The death notice described him as 'well known as a portrait painter in the county'.
Painting in oils
works and access
Five portraits in the Royal Cornwall Museum, of members of the Osborn family who lived in Falmouth. These can be dated to the early-mid 1850s.
One portrait in the Science Museum.