Boitson, Eugène

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Brussels - Schaerbeek, 1841 - ?, ?

Activity

1882 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue Thiéfry, 46
Successor: Noël Charles #
Jules Pierre Eugène, ° 11.12.1841. Family name transcribed "Boidson" on birth and wedding certificates. Elder brother of Jacques (see that name). On his father's death certificate of 1.5.1867, he was recorded as a draughtman aged 26 domiciled in Brussels - Schaerbeek. His profession was again given as draughtsman on his mother's death certificate on 29.10.1868, which he signed "Jules Boitson".
On the occasion of his wedding in Hal on 24.9.1879, he was recorded as an architect domiciled there. However, only four days later, when joining the ABP on 28.9.1879, "Eug. Boitson" was recorded as a photographer in Brussels. No street addresses were given in the membership lists until 1882. In the light of the absence of prints signed by Boitson and his infrequent listing in business directories, successive addresses are drawn from ABP membership lists. It is plausible that for much of his career, Eugène was an operator in others' studios rather than an independent photographer and studio owner. The same hypothesis is equally valid for his brother Jacques.
1883 - 1888 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue des Coteaux, 41
In 1884, he is not listed at this address, but at Géruzet’s studio.
1889 - 1893 Bruxelles - Jette, Rue Léopold, 23
1894 - 1900 Bruxelles - Laeken, Rue Masui, 101 or 181<98-99>
"E. Boitson" at no. 101 in Mertens directory, 1898-1900.
1901 - 1903 Bruxelles - Koekelberg, Chaussée de Jette, 418
Successor: Boitson Jacques
1904 - 1906 Bruxelles - Jette, Rue Léopold, 81

Locations

1882 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue Thiéfry, 46
1883 - 1888 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue des Coteaux, 41
1889 - 1893 Bruxelles - Jette, Rue Léopold, 23
1894 - 1900 Bruxelles - Laeken, Rue Masui, 101 or 181<98-99>
1901 - 1903 Bruxelles - Koekelberg, Chaussée de Jette, 418
1904 - 1906 Bruxelles - Jette, Rue Léopold, 81

Exhibitions

Louvain, 1904.

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Techniques

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1879 - 1906

Description of relationship

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#325

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 20.2.2017, 13.4.2017 & 10.5.2018; SFJ revised 31.10.2019 & 20.11.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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