Susan Broadhurst, Floral Posy - Original 1821 watercolour painting

An original 1821 watercolour painting, Susan Broadhurst Floral Posy.

An exquisitely painted botanical watercolour, with wonderful detail and sense of depth. The vibrant colours are intensified with gum arabic. 

Inscribed lower left "S.B. fecit" and dated 1821. Inscribed verso: "Frances Mary Roe, from her affectionte Susan Broadhurst, July 6th 1821, Belvedere Hou[se]".
In good condition for its age.
19.1cm x 19.1cm.

This picture is from a collection of superb 19th-century works associated with the Bath area, possibly once owned by Lady Frances Mary Perring. The collection includes landscapes by Joseph Horlor (1809-1887), as well as drawings by, and drawn for, Lady Perring. An inscription on the verso of one drawing suggests that Horlor was possibly Perring’s drawing teacher.  Frances Mary Perring was a 19th-century Lady, who moved in the aristocratic circles of the West Country. Born Frances Mary Roe, only daughter of Henry Roe Esq of Gnaton, in 1825 she married Sir Philip Perring, Rector of North Huish, Devonshire, son of Sir John Perring, bart. Membland. Our collection of drawings evidences that as well as being an accomplished amateur artist herself, she was gifted drawings by artistic friends, including Joseph Horlor. She resided in Lansdown Crescent in Bath.Susan Broadhurst was daughter of Rev Thomas Broadhurst, Christian Minister, Belvedere House, Bath.


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