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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

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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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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