01 Painting of the Canals of Venice by the artists of their time, with footnotes. #84

Rhonda Carleton Holmes Nicholls, American (1854-1930)
Woman beside a canal, Venice

Oil on panel,
17 x 14 inches
Private collection

Rhoda Holmes Nicholls (March 28, 1854 – September 7, 1930) was an English-American watercolor and oil painter, born in Coventry, England. She studied art in England and Italy, and her work was viewed and praised at the time by the queens of both countries. A body of work was created in South Africa by Nicholls of Port Elizabeth area’s scenery, wildlife and architecture. She lived there on her brothers’ 25,000-acre ostrich farm for one year.

Her watercolor paintings and illustrations were published in journals, and her oil paintings won awards in the United States and Europe. Nicholls was a successful artist, writer and art instructor. She was actively involved in many art organizations as a member and leader. More on Rhoda Holmes Nicholls

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I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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