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    Rhodes, Sarah Rhodes, Sarah - 003 Description: Botanical Studies Date: 1804-1805 Condition of Plate: Excellent. The bottom edge.. Product #: rhodes-003 Regular price: $1,800.00 $1,800.00 In Stock

    Rhodes, Sarah - 003

    Product Code: rhodes-003
    Availability: In Stock
    Weight: 0.00lb
    Dimensions: 0.00in x 9.75in x 12.00in

    Price: $1,800.00

    • Description: Botanical Studies
    • Date: 1804-1805
    • Condition of Plate: Excellent. The bottom edge of the vellum is lightly smudged and there is a small chip from the top edge. The color is beginning to flake off the stems and leaves.
    • Condition of Work: Overall Excellent. They were hinged into conservation mounts at one time, and retain the archival tape, which is located on the back of the page in the extreme upper edge, outside the image area. The vellum is a little wrinkly in spots, but would flat.
    • Paper Size: 9.75″ by 12″
    • Image Size: NA

    Sarah Rhodes’ Botanical Studies

    These unique botanicals were created by Sarah Rhodes, an amateur botanical artist in 1804-1805. She employed the use of both watercolors and gouache on vellum to produce images that are light and flowery yet solid. They have been passed down through the family preserved in an album.

    Rhodes was born in 1787 in Leeds. In 1807, she married Stephen Nicholson who inherited Roundhay Park estate in 1833. After Rhodes death in 1862, the property was willed to Nicholson’s nephew’s widow and children. Due to a dispute among themselves, the estate was sold to the city for the benefit of the public.

    Due to the translucent quality of vellum, a white background was used instead of our usual black, to capture the color of these images more true to life.

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