Clarence Philip Ouless was born in 1853. He was the third son of the well-known artist Philip John Ouless, who specialised in painting maritime subjects. Clarence married Léonore Stark with whom he had two children – Clarence and Pauline – and he was the grandfather of Reverend John Ouless who has donated much of his ancestors’ works to the Société Jersiaise. C.P. Ouless, who worked from premises in New Street, is best known for his studio portraiture. Many of his portraits feature members of his family. He was also a Centenier. He died in 1927.