Brackelaire, Théophile

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographie Artistique Instantanée (in Renaix)

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Renaix, 1837 - ?, 1921

Activity

1863 * - 1866 Renaix, Grand'Place, 4<63 no street>
Théophile Marie Joseph, ° 29.3.1837. On the occasion of his wedding in Renaix on 14.8.1861, recorded as a tradesman there. "Studio founded in 1863".
1865 * - 1868 / Tournai, Enclos Saint-Martin, 3, 15 or 16
1866 Tournai, Grand Place, 4
1868 * - 1887 Tournai, Rue Roc Saint-Nicaise, 17
At this address from April 1868. On many CVs, "Firm Founded in 1865"; also "Roc" is omitted. Founder member of the ABP ("De Brackelaire"). Completed a commission to photograph antique tapestries that decorated the Cathedral sacristy in December 1876. Founder member of the "Cercle Artistique de Tournai", inaugurated on 28.5.1885.
1872 Ath, Grand'Place
"On Mr Desmet’s premises". Either Gustave Desmet, wine merchant at no. 14, or Edmond Desmet, cloth merchant at no. 16.
1878 ca Mouscron, Rue de la Station, 29
Branch studio.
1886 - 1897 Tournai, Vieux Marché aux Vaches, 31<89> or 32<93>
= Place Sainte Marguerite, thereafter Place de Lille.
1898 - 1913 Tournai, Place de Lille, 32
Successor: Carlier (stock of negatives, by 1905)
Also undertook collotype printing at this address. Brackelaire himself probably ceased operating by December 1904 when the building was advertised to let; he sold off his old cameras and equipment in 1905. However, "Veuve T. Brackelaire" is listed at this address in the photographers section of the Monod trade directory, 1907-1913. On the occasion of his wedding in Brussels on 12.10.1904, Fernand Valentin Théophile Brackelaire (° Tournai, 16.5.1877), Théophile's son, was recorded as a photographer resident in Tournai.

Locations

1863 * - 1866 Renaix, Grand'Place, 4<63 no street>
1865 * - 1868 / Tournai, Enclos Saint-Martin, 3, 15 or 16
1866 Tournai, Grand Place, 4
1868 * - 1887 Tournai, Rue Roc Saint-Nicaise, 17
1872 Ath, Grand'Place
1878 ca Mouscron, Rue de la Station, 29
1886 - 1897 Tournai, Vieux Marché aux Vaches, 31<89> or 32<93>
1898 - 1913 Tournai, Place de Lille, 32

Exhibitions

Ghent, 1880.

Genres / subject matter

Techniques

Bibliography/Webography

RIGAUT, Eric. Photographes tournaisiens du 19e siècle, "Théophile Brackelaire", accessed 16.5.2020 at:
http://cdvtournai.be/Brackelaire.htm

Context

Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1885

Description of relationship

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#415

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 27.6.2017, 8.7.2017, 29.4.2018, 26.5.2018 & 16.11.2018; SFJ revised 27.10.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; SFJ revised 1.5.2020 & 15.5.2020; MD revised 28.8.2020

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