Boute, Eugène

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographie d'art (in Brussels)

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Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Ghent, 1867 - Pamel, 1942

Activity

1896 - 1907 / Gand, Rue du Soleil, 6
Predecessor: Boute - Dooreman Veuve Henri Successor: Boute Théophile
Eugène Joseph, ° 6.12.1867. Son of Henri Boute (see that name). On his father’s death certificate of 11.4.1894, Eugène was already recorded as a photographer domiciled in Ghent, Rue de Brabant, presumably his parents’ house and studio.
1904 * - 1914 Bruxelles, Rue Royale, 134
These premises, comprising a studio and large exhibition space, were designed by Léon Sneyers (see that name) and inaugurated under the names "Galerie Boute" or "Les Galeries Modernes" in November 1904. It soon became a leading portrait studio in Brussels and was patronized by the royal family.The gallery was the venue for the fifth exhibition of the pictorialist group "L'Effort" that opened on 15.7.1905.
Eugène Boute did not transfer his domicile from Ghent to this address until 6.11.1907. On 13.2.1908, he moved to Rue de l'Ecuyer, 35, then returned to Rue Royale, 134 on 3.2.1910. He married Françoise Caroline Wijk, future sculptress and painter, in Brussels on 27.12.1911. A photograph dating from 1910 ca states: "The studio has acquired the negatives of Ghémar and Géruzet Frères". Later announced that it had acquired Fabronius’ negatives. "Window display" at this address in the 1914 directories, leaving open whether the premises were still being used as a photography studio.
1908 * - 1911 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 35
Domiciled at this address from 13.2.1908 to 3.2.1910.
1913 - 1914 Bruxelles, Avenue Louise, 41
Predecessor: Buyle Gustave; Maison Fabronius (negatives)
Studio taken over by René Lonthie in 1924.

Locations

1896 - 1907 / Gand, Rue du Soleil, 6
1904 * - 1914 Bruxelles, Rue Royale, 134
1908 * - 1911 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 35
1913 - 1914 Bruxelles, Avenue Louise, 41

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1896; Courtrai, 1897; Ghent, 1899 (sp); Effort, 1901; Ghent, 1903 (sp); Ghent ABP, 1903; Effort, 1904; Saint Louis, 1904 (sa); Effort, 1905; Liège, 1905 (gold medal diploma); Ghent, 1913 (diploma of honour).

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1907 - 1914

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#393

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 27.7.2017, 24.8.2017, 22.1.2018 & 31.1.2018, partly based on information supplied by Pool Andries; MCC revised 21.5.2018 & 7.3.2020; SFJ revised 5.3.2019, 18.4.2019 & 4.7.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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