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J.H. Roy Rousel

1915
Appleby Studio

gelatin silver photograph on brown cardboard presentation mount (support: 30.2 cm x 20.0 cm, sheet: 13.2 cm x 8.6 cm, image: 13.2 cm x 8.6 cm)

Jules Henry Roy Rousel (1897-1985) studied at the Royal Art Society School from 1912 to 1918 and the Slade School and RAS in London from 1935-1938. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Portrait Society in London, and the Paris Salon and Société des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Rousel's father Henry Rousel (1865-1929) established the leading sign-writing and mural business in Sydney, Rousel Studios. J H Roy Rousel worked as a partner in the business, enlisting fine arts-trained artists to work on mural and sign-writing commissions for hotels and department stores including David Jones. JH Roy Rousel was a Life Member of, and became a Vice President of, the Royal Art Society of Sydney. He is represented in the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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Artist and subject

Appleby Studio

Jules Henry Roy Rousel (age 18 in 1915)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

Donated by

Richard King (16 portraits)

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