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BELLEROCHE , ALBERT de ( 1864 - 1944 ), painter and lithographer .

Born 1864 at Swansea and brought up by his stepfather, W.H.V. Millbank . Sir Frank Brangwyn , his friend and staunch admirer of his work, bought for Brussels Museum the artist's ‘ The Fortune Teller ’. Belleroche presented to the National Museum of Wales a collection of his works, including a full-length portrait of his mother. He devised a method of detecting forged watermarks in 1915 .

He d. 14 July 1944 , at Rustington , Sussex . He and his wife Emilie Julie Visseaux had 2 sons and a daughter.


  • South Wales Echo and Express , 17 Aug. 1944 ;
  • Who was who? .


Reverend Thomas Mardy Rees, (1871-1953), Neath

Published date: 2001