RODWELL, Gertrude Hunter

1849 - 1937

Born at Marylebone, London in 1849, daughter of Benjamin Bridges Hunter Rodwell (1815-1892) and his wife Mary Packer née Boggis (1821-1914), who married at the Middle Temple on 17 August 1844. The Hunter Rodwell family lived at Ampton Hall, Suffolk but about 1882 Ampton Hall was destroyed by fire when the Rodwell's moved to Woodlands, Church Lane, Holbrook, near Ipswich, Ampton Hall was later rebuilt. A Miss Rodwell was a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1875-1876 and as Miss G. Hunter Rodwell exhibited in 1883 from Holbrook three pictures, an oil ‘Hall at Ampton’ (240) and two watercolours also both entitled ‘Hall at Ampton’ (425 & 441). A Miss Rodwell also exhibited at the Bury & Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1881, an interior of Ampton Hall. Gertrude died in London on 9 May 1937 and buried at Holbrook, she was unmarried.

Note:
1. the member of Ipswich Art Club 1875-1876 was a Miss Rodwell and the exhibitor in 1883 is Miss G. Rodwell of Holbrook. Gertrude had an elder sister Sophia Catherine Hunter Rodwell, born at Marylebone, London on 7 March 1847 and lived with her sister until Sophia's death at Holbrook on 15 June 1928, she was also unmarried. The 1875-1876 member could have been Sophia.