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JG Autographs, Inc., the parent company of House of Roulx, is a globally recognized leader in the field of historical autographs, manuscripts, rare documents and artifacts. Founded in 1995 by company President Jared A. Gendron, JG has been providing public and private collections, institutions, and investors with historical material for 25 years. Each piece sold is accompanied by a full letter of authenticity and lifetime guarantee backed by over two decades of authentication experience. 

As the House of Roulx brand continues to evolve and expand, we are thrilled to be the exclusive seller of art history related materials culled from the JG Autographs collection. Welcome to The Archive.

Historic Highlights

Norman Rockwell

Original signed television contract (DS), October 29, 1969

Norman Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was an American author, painter and illustrator. His works have a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five decades.

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"Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back" - Original Ink Concept Sketches

Shel Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American writer known for his cartoons, stories and songs. His written works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 20 million copies. He was the recipient of two Grammy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nominations.

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Henri Matisse

Original signed, hand-written letter (ALS) in French, April 19, 1946.

Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869 – November 3, 1954) was a French artist, leader of the Fauve group, regarded as one of the great formative figures in 20th-century art, a master of the use of color and form to convey emotional expression.

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Original Hand-Signed Letter on Taliesin West Stationary, May 31st, 1950.

Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture." His creative period spanned more than 70 years.

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Original hand-signed letter, typed (TLS) on official Life Magazine letterhead, 1958.

Alfred Eisenstaedt (December 6, 1898 – August 23, 1995) was a German-born American photographer and photojournalist. He began his career in Germany prior to World War II but achieved prominence as a staff photographer for Life Magazine after moving to the U.S. Life featured more than 90 of his pictures on its covers, and more than 2,500 of his photo stories were published.

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JG Autographs, Inc. and House of Roulx are actively looking to purchase and acquire collections or archives of original art, rare editions, manuscript materials and related ephemera. Please contact us direct to discuss private sale options.