Still life with flowers representing white Beaumontia, a climbing plant native of India. Rose, as she was known to the family, was John and Margaret's 10th child (7th daughter). This is one of a series of drawings she, alongside her brothers and sisters, would have done as part of her artistic education. The Herschel daughters, and the sons before they went away to school, recieved a very intensive education at home with lessons from their mother, their father, a series of governesses and a number of specialist outside tutors.
Matilda Rose Herschel
Original size: 225 mm x 356 mm
- Image reference: PY6019
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection
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