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2002/105/1-1/5 Photographic print, black and white, large wall sign advertising the film 'The Big Pond' starring Maurice Chevalier at the Prince Edward Theatre, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of large wall sign advertising the film "The Big Pond" starring Maurice Chevalier at the Prince Edward Theatre

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.

2002/105/1-1/5

Object Statement

Photographic print, black and white, large wall sign advertising the film 'The Big Pond' starring Maurice Chevalier at the Prince Edward Theatre, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930

Physical Description

Photographic print, black & white, large wall sign advertising the film "The Big Pond" starring Maurice Chevalier at the Prince Edward Theatre, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930

Large wall sign by artist Stan Denford of Rousel Studios advertising "The Big Pond" starring Maurice Chevalier at the Prince Edward Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The sign features a picture of Maurice Chevalier wearing a tuxedo and straw boater with his fists clenched and his arms raised as if her were singing on stage. A triangular shape at the bottom right of the picture has the words, "In/'The/BIG/POND'" enclosed inside it. Running diagonally across the top of the triangle is the name, "MAURICE CHEVALIER". The name of "ROUSEL STUDIOS" is at the bottom right of the sign. This is the same sign as in image 2002/105-1-12 but from a slightly wider angle.

Marks

In pen on the page of the photograph album, "LARGE WALL SIGN/by STAN DENFORD".

Dimensions

Height

205 mm

Width

116 mm

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of large wall sign advertising the film "The Big Pond" starring Maurice Chevalier at the Prince Edward Theatre 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2022, <https://ma.as/355601>

Wikipedia

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