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2002/105/1-1/2 Photograph, black and white print, glass pub sign for the Balfour Hotel advertising Black & White Scotch Whiskey, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of glass pub sign for the Balfour Hotel advertising Black & White Scotch Whiskey

Made
This photograph 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 was …

Summary

Object No.

2002/105/1-1/2

Object Statement

Photograph, black and white print, glass pub sign for the Balfour Hotel advertising Black & White Scotch Whiskey, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s

Physical Description

Photographic print, black & white, glass pub sign for the Balfour Hotel advertising Black & White Scotch Whiskey, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s

Painted glass pub sign designed for the Balfour Hotel by the Rousel Studios' artist Tom Porter with lettering by Jack Fletcher. The sign features a painting of a Flat Coated Retriever with a bird in its mouth and the words, BLACK & WHITE/SCOTCH WHISKEY." In the bottom right hand corner of the sign is the name of "ROUSEL STUDIOS". It was one of the images designed by Rousel Studios for William Westphal, licensee of the Balfour Hotel on the corner of King and Elizabeth streets, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and represented the Studios' first hotel advertising account.

Marks

In pen on the page of the photograph album, "OUR FIRST HOTEL ADVT. ART/5' X 5'/GLASS SIGN/Artist/TOM PORTER/LETTERING/JACK FLETCHER/BALFOUR HOTEL/Cnr ELIZABETH ST/& KING ST/CITY".

Dimensions

Height

145 mm

Width

155 mm

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of glass pub sign for the Balfour Hotel advertising Black & White Scotch Whiskey 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2022, <https://ma.as/355598>

Wikipedia

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