Coupé, Jozef (Abbé)

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Amateur / Connected

Details

Life dates

Ghent, 1854 - Ghent, 1919

Activity

1883 - 1885 Termonde
Josephus Antonius, ° 7.10.1854; + 12.12.1919. Teacher at the "Collège de Termonde" Not a member of the ABP from 1886 to 1889.
1889 - 1902 Gand, Rue Courte des Violettes, 33
Author of "Méthode pratique pour l'obtention des diapositives au gélatino-chlorure d'argent pour projections et stéréoscopes", Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1892. Invented two hand cameras, the 'Excellentis' in 1893 and another with a lens that could be decentred, in 1897.
In 1893 he invented a cutting frame which enabled plates to be split in the dark with mathematical precision, as well as the rectograph, for printing positives on glass with the same sharpness as the originals. These appliances were marketed by the Royal Photographic Manufactory (Louis Van Neck).

Locations

1883 - 1885 Termonde
1889 - 1902 Gand, Rue Courte des Violettes, 33

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1883; Antwerp, 1894; Brussels, 1898; Ghent, 1899.

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1884 - 1902

Description of relationship

1902 is end-date in printed membership lists whereas manuscript card file states that Coupé resigned from the ABP in 1913.

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#851

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 21.7.2017; MD revised 7.5.2020

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