Colette, Edgard

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Person (Male)

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

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  • Professional

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1891 - 1906 Spa, Rue Royale, 20<04>
Behind prints bearing the credit "Edgard Colette" worked a father and son team: Antoine Victor Edgard (° Spa, 26.4.1851; + Spa, 31.8.1903), autographed "Edg.", and Edgard Maurice Léo (° Spa, 18.11.1872; + Spa, 25.4.1930), who signed with the initial "M" for Maurice. At the son's wedding in Spa on 13.4.1899 and on the father’s death certificate, both father and son were recorded as photographers. Later sources describe Colette senior's other occupation as painter, while Colette junior's is given as hotelier. On CVs from c. 1900 onwards, "Photographer to H.M. the Queen of the Belgians", i.e. Queen Marie-Henriette (1836 - 1902), wife of Leopold II, who resided and died in Spa. Picture postcards, 1902 ca, bear the printed credit "M. Colette".

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1891 - 1906 Spa, Rue Royale, 20<04>

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DIRECTORY_1997#764

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 14.5.2020 & 8.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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