The Dictionary of national biography, Volume 16. By Stephen (Sir Leslie), Sir Sidney Lee, Robert Blake, Christine Stephanie Nicholls. Page 970
John N. Rhodes (1809-1842), painter, only son of Joseph Rhodes, was born at Leeds in 1809. His father practised as a painter at Leeds for nearly half a century, and died there in 1854. John, after studying art under hie father, exhibited eight pictures between 1839 and 1842 at the Royal Academy, British Institution, and the Suffolk Street Gallery. The subjects were rustic scenes and groups of cattle. He resided for many years in London, but returned to Leeds, owing to ill-health, a few months before his death on 8 Dec. 1842.
[Redgrave's Diet, of Artists ; Graves's Diet, of Artists ; Leeds Mercury, 10 Dec. 1842.]