Bretagne, Charles

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographie des Ecoles et des Familles

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Clamecy [Nièvre, F], 1824 - ?, 1880 >

Activity

1865 Louvain, Rue de Namur, 37 (Fonteyn bookshop)
° 11.06.1824. Speciality: groups, stereo cards, microphotographs.
1865 - 1866 Louvain, Rue de la Station, 101<65> then 91<66>
Successor: Dubois Jules Joseph #
This address was his residence in 1865 when he operated in Rue de Namur. On 6.11.1866, he sent a request to the "Commission d'Assistance Publique" in Bruges for permission to photograph the works of Memling. This request was refused. He was subsequently listed as having a studio after 1866, Rue de la Station, 21 (probably an error for 91).
1865 - 1871 ca Malines, Rue de la Chaussée, 50
Coexisted with Rue de la Station in Louvain, later with Rue de Tirlemont, 57 in Louvain. Regimental portraits.
1868 ca Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 15
On CVs, "Bernheim studio".
1868 ca - 1870 ca Louvain, Rue de Tirlemont, 57
Listed as "C. Bretagne Director". In 1868, he made at least eight stereoscopic views of the Horticultural Exhibition in Louvain. In 1869, he photographed the members of the 11th "Congrès de langue et de littérature néerlandaises" in Louvain. According to André Cresens, no address is recorded in Louvain after 1868. Removed from the Louvain population registry on 20.9.1871. Established in Paris - Levallois in 1872. He also had a partnership with Jules David from 1873 to 1876 (see David & Bretagne). In 1880, "C. Bretagne & Cie, Levallois-Perret". Voignier gives his first name as Claude and states that he had a branch in The Hague [NL] as well as Louvain in the late 1860s.

Locations

1865 Louvain, Rue de Namur, 37 (Fonteyn bookshop)
1865 - 1866 Louvain, Rue de la Station, 101<65> then 91<66>
1865 - 1871 ca Malines, Rue de la Chaussée, 50
1868 ca Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 15
1868 ca - 1870 ca Louvain, Rue de Tirlemont, 57

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#453

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 28.6.2017, 24.5.2018 & 2.12.2018

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