Breyer, Albert (Albrecht)

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  • Amateur

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Life dates

Berlin [Prussia], 1812 - Brussels, 1876

Activity

1839 * Liège
° 16.10.1812; + 9.8.1876. A medical student, in the spring of 1839 he invented the Breyerotype (reflectography) - ancestor of the photocopy - which enabled direct positive copies to be obtained on paper of engravings, drawings and written documents. Samples were twice filed at the "Académie royale des Sciences de Belgique", on 4.8.1839 and 9.11.1839. They were copies of engravings: the town halls of Louvain and Mons, and some plants. Apparently, Breyer did not continue his photographic experiments after 1839. In 1841, he was an ophthalmologist established in Brussels, Rue de la Régence, 16.

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1839 * Liège

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Bibliography/Webography

STENGER, Erich. "Das Breyerotyp", Die Photographische Industrie, vol. 23, 1925, pp. 1269-1272; "Das Breyerotyp (II. Mitteilung)", Die Photographische Industrie, vol. 24, 1926, pp. 155-156.
ROOSENS, Laurent. "Albrecht Breyer, de eerste reflectografie en haar verdere ontwikkeling", Photohistorisch Tijdschrift, vol. 12, 1989, pp. 87-89.

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DIRECTORY_1997#460

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 28.6.2017

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