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2002/105/1-1/1 Photograph Album containing black and white photographs (35) of advertising artwork produced by the Rousel Studios, paper/cardboard/ink, Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s - 1930s. Click to enlarge.

Photograph album containing Rousel Studios advertising signwriting and graphic designs

Made
This photograph album is part of an archive of work from the signwriting and graphic design work of the Rousel Studios in Sydney.

Signwriting and associated graphic trades including gilding, silvering and glass etching developed strong craft consciousness and traditions during the 1800s. With the expansion of advertising markets and media during the twentieth century, the signwriting industry absorbed new influences from fine art and the decorative arts. Notable in the case of Rousel Studios …

Summary

Object No.

2002/105/1-1/1

Object Statement

Photograph Album containing black and white photographs (35) of advertising artwork produced by the Rousel Studios, paper/cardboard/ink, Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s - 1930s

Physical Description

Photograph Album containing black and white photographs (35) of advertising artwork produced by the Rousel Studios, paper/cardboard/ink, Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s - 1930s

Photograph album documenting the range of work undertaken by the Sydney signwriting and graphic design business Rousel Studios during the 1920s and 1930s. It documents the wide range of commissions undertaken by the firm including large painted wall signs and billboards, pub mirrors and posters, and an exhibit at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. While an annotation on the inside front cover claims the album is from the years 1921 - 1922, most of the artwork was completed well after this time.

Marks

"1921-2/J.H.R. ROUSEL/advertising signs/& paintings,/by staff artists" in pen inside front cover. Annotations in pen describing many of the images on pages throughout the album.

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Photograph album containing Rousel Studios advertising signwriting and graphic designs 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 2 December 2021, <https://ma.as/355597>

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