Alexandre [Drains], Veuve A. & Fils

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Partnership

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  • Professional

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Life dates

Paris [F], 1833 - ?, 1919

Activity

1870 * - 1897 /  Bruxelles, Rue Haute, 268
Predecessor: Alexandre [Drains] Alexandre Edouard  Successor: Alexandre [Drains] Albert Edouard (Studio)
Estelle Dujit, widow of Alexandre-Edouard Drains, ° 26.5.1833; + 22.9.1919; in partnership with her son Albert Edouard, who would become a leading Pictorialist. Branch studio in Amsterdam [NL], Kalverstraat 162: "Compagnie Belge de photographie", in 1876. Traded under the widow’s name in the directories from 1878 only. Nocturnal views of fireworks in 1883 (by Albert-Edouard). Exhibitions under the name "Alexandre", i.e. Albert-Edouard. Well introduced into artistic circles, he gave a slide show of instantaneous views or snapshots to the association "L'Essor" in late 1884 and displayed similar snapshots at the "Cercle artistique et littéraire" in Brussels in early 1888.

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1870 * - 1897 /  Bruxelles, Rue Haute, 268

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1880; Brussels, 1883; Paris, 1889 (silver medal); Brussels, 1891; Tokyo, 1893; Antwerp, 1894; Paris, 1894; Brussels, 1895; London, 1895; Paris, 1895; Berlin, 1896; Hamburg, 1896; Paris, 1896; Paris, 1897.
Exhibitions under the name "Alexandre", i.e. Albert-Edouard [Drains].

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DIRECTORY_1997#54

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SFJ revised 27.2.2019, 31.01.2021 & 1.8.2021

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