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2002/105/1-1/8 Photographic print, black and white, glass pub sign for the Balfour Hotel advertising Penfolds table and fortified wines, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of glass pub sign for the Balfour Hotel, Sydney, advertising Penfolds wines

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.

2002/105/1-1/8

Object Statement

Photographic print, black and white, glass pub sign for the Balfour Hotel advertising Penfolds table and fortified wines, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s

Physical Description

Photographic print, black & white, glass pub sign for the Balfour Hotel advertising Penfolds table and fortified wines, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s

Painted glass pub sign designed by the Rousel Studios' artist Tom Porter. The sign features a painting of a well-dressed elderly gentleman with a quizzical look on his face holding a glass of sherry or port in his left hand. The text of the sign at bottom right reads, "THAT'S/NOT/PENFOLDS." This 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, "GLASS SIGN PAINTING/Artist TOM PORTER".

Dimensions

Height

204 mm

Width

124 mm

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of glass pub sign for the Balfour Hotel, Sydney, advertising Penfolds wines 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2022, <https://ma.as/355604>

Wikipedia

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