Auverleaux, Léon Louis

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Person (Male)

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  • Professional

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Life dates

Ath, 1832 - Brussels - Auderghem, 1869

Activity

1858 * - 1859 Bruxelles, Rue de l’Ecuyer, 27
° 7.1.1832; + 11.10.1869. L.L. Ouverleaux [sic] was the half brother of Louis Ghémar by the same mother. Catherine Horlait, widow, married Toussaint-Joseph Ouverleaux in Ath on 12.2.1831, and had a son by him. She died in Ath on 28.3.1832. Léon-Louis, whose name was altered to Auverleaux (presumably the first letter of his name had been wrongly transcribed) arrived in Brussels at his brother’s studio, Rue de l’Ecuyer, 27, on 5.9.1858, then left for Brussels - Ixelles on 18.2.1859.
1862 - 1863 / Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue Souveraine, 39
1863 * - 1868 / Bruxelles, Rue Montoyer, 3
Arrived at this address on 29.6.1863. At the end of 1866 or the beginning of 1867, Ghémar wrote to Nadar: "as my brother will never set foot here again [...]", which indicates a serious falling-out. Auverleaux left for Rue Ducale, 59 on 11.2.1868. He was at that time registered as a person of private means. An obituary called him "one of the heads of the Ghémar frères photographic establishment.[...] Through working in Germany, London and Paris, Monsieur Ouverleaux was rapidly initiated into all the secrets and all the refinements of photography" (Le Moniteur Belge, 17.10.1869).

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1858 * - 1859 Bruxelles, Rue de l’Ecuyer, 27
1862 - 1863 / Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue Souveraine, 39
1863 * - 1868 / Bruxelles, Rue Montoyer, 3

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DIRECTORY_1997#133

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 31.1.2017 & 31.12.2018.

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