Harry Rountree

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Harry Rountree
Born (1878-01-26)26 January 1878
Auckland, New Zealand
Died 26 September 1950(1950-09-26) (aged 72)
St Ives, Cornwall, England
Occupation Illustrator
Relatives Edward Bartley (great-uncle)

Harry Rountree (26 January 1878[1] – 26 September 1950)[2][3] was a prolific illustrator working in England around the turn of the 20th century. Born in Auckland, New Zealand,[4] he moved to London in 1901, when he was 23 years old.[3]

Early life

Harry Rountree was born in 1878 to Irish banker, Stephen Gilbert Rountree (5 November 1851 - 9 September 1918)[5] and Julia Bartley (24 December 1851 - 29 October 1930), the niece of prominent New Zealand architect Edward Bartley[6].

Rountree was educated at Auckland’s Queen’s College.

Rountree is noted for his illustrations of British golf courses and golfing caricatures.[7]

During the First World War, he served as a captain in the Royal Engineers.[3]

Rountree produced well-liked cartoons for the magazine Punch from 1905 to 1939, and also created advertising, posters and book illustrations for writers such as P. G. Wodehouse and Arthur Conan Doyle. [8]


Largely forgotten, and living in poverty, Rountree died in St Ives, Cornwall in 1950.


  1. ^ 1939 England and Wales Register
  2. ^ "Deaths". The Times. London, England. 27 September 1950. p. 1. ROUNTREE; On Sept. 26, 1950, at the West Cornwall Hospital, Harry Rountree, Artist, of St. Ives and Saltings, Lelant, Cornwall, beloved husband of Stella and father of Gilbert and Lynda.
  3. ^ a b c "Mr. Harry Rountree". The Times. London, England. 27 September 1950. p. 6.
  4. ^ 1911 England Census
  5. ^ https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rountree-186
  6. ^ http://localhistorybartley.blogspot.com/2015/05/julia-bartley-and-steven-rountree.html
  7. ^ Bernard Richard Meirion Darwin, Harry Rountree (illus). The Golf Courses of the British Isles, published by London: Duckworth, 1910, via Internet Archive
  8. ^ http://punch.photoshelter.com/gallery/Harry-Rountree-Cartoons/G0000w42TuJoZgTg/

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