Blanpain, Félicien

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Status

  • Amateur

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Life dates

Thoricourt, 1862 - Brussels - Saint-Gilles, 1946

Activity

1898 - 1914 Bruxelles
Félicien Joseph, ° 31.12.1862; + 7.11.1946. Lieutenant in the Gendarmerie, rising to commander during this period. Constructed and patented a reflex camera in 1904. Committee member, subsequently ordinary member, of the "Cercle photographique d'Ixelles". Gave a talk to the "Cercle Africain" on the royal greenhouses at Laeken, illustrated with autochromes (Le Soir, 27.6.1914). Pursued his military career, often in appointments close to the royal household; promoted Colonel in 1920. Blanpain's collection of Old Master paintings was dispersed after his death by auction in Brussels on 27.1.1947.

Locations

1898 - 1914 Bruxelles

Exhibitions

Ixelles, 1903; Effort, 1905; Ixelles, 1909.

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#282

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 6.3.2019 & 31.3.2019; MD revised 4.5.2020 & 19.5.2020; SFJ revised 21.5.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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