H.J. Rous [facsimile signature.]
London, Published by J. Mitchell, Royal Library, 33, Old Bond Street. C. Graf, Lith. to Her Majesty.
Lithograph, india paper. 210 x 165mm. (8¼ x 6½"). Fales margins added.
Portrait of Henry John Rous (1795 - 1877), admiral and sportsman. He served in the Indian and New Holland stations from 1823 to 1829. In April 1827, he organised Sydney's first regatta. In August 1828, he explored the Tweed and Richmond Rivers in northeastern New South Wales. While in Moreton Bay he named Rous Channel, Dunwich, Queensland, Stradbroke Island after his family titles and influenced the naming of Ipswich, Queensland. From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time.
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