De Laetre, Louis

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Ghent, 1815 - Ghent, 1897

Activity

1861 * - 1862 Gand, Rue Haute, 51
° 8.1.1815; + 19.12.1897. Painter-decorator and photographer. Spelled "De Lattre" in his advertisements and on death certificate. Advertised his return on 26.4.1861, after living many years in Paris as a painter-decorator and a photographer on glass, paper, and cloth. Painter "in fresco and decoration".
1863 - 1868 Gand, Passage Vanderdonckt, 40<63-66> or 42<67-68>
Successor: Claessens André or Van Alfaene Macaire (at no. 42)
"Patented for groups". Patent of 15.2.1863 for "an improvement in the photographic art" [combining portraits or groups as large as can be taken with lenses, and printing them consecutively on paper]. Photo-reportage on the explosion of the Tolhuis mines on 20.5.1864.
1864 ca - 1865 ca Gand, Petite Rue de la Station, 40bis
"Patented for groups". At this address photographed members of the Belgian expeditionary corps leaving for Mexico.
1866 * - 1873 Gand, Rue des Douze Chambres, 15
Predecessor: Trossaert Bernard Fils #
On 25.7.1866 he advertised that he had acquired and enlarged the studio at this address (perhaps that of Trossaert at no. 9 renumbered 15?), while keeping the studio in Passage Vanderdonckt. On 15.11.1868, he applied for his rights to be restored after a bankruptcy on 18.4.1851.
1873 * - 1876 / Gand, Rue Digue de Brabant, 15
Opening announced for 8.4.1873.
1876 * - 1880 Gand, Rue de la Cathédrale, 7
Transfer to this address from the Rue Digue de Brabant advertised in June 1876. Patent of 31.1.1881 for "a system for designing pictures by electric light" [camera fitted with plate holder for pictures].
1882 - 1897 + Gand, Rue Longue des Violettes, 22<82-88 ca> or 21<85> then 20<91-95>
Successor: De Laetre Jeannette

Locations

1861 * - 1862 Gand, Rue Haute, 51
1863 - 1868 Gand, Passage Vanderdonckt, 40<63-66> or 42<67-68>
1864 ca - 1865 ca Gand, Petite Rue de la Station, 40bis
1866 * - 1873 Gand, Rue des Douze Chambres, 15
1873 * - 1876 / Gand, Rue Digue de Brabant, 15
1876 * - 1880 Gand, Rue de la Cathédrale, 7
1882 - 1897 + Gand, Rue Longue des Violettes, 22<82-88 ca> or 21<85> then 20<91-95>

Exhibitions

Paris, 1867.

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#1167

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 20.7.2019, 25.8.2020 & 31.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 20.5.2020 & 2.9.2020

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