Deltenre - Walker, Léon

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Status

  • Connected

Details

Life dates

Enghien, 1819 - Brussels - Molenbeek, 1881

Activity

1862 - 1870 / Bruxelles, Place Sainte-Gudule, 16
Léon Narcisse Antoine, ° 29.11.1819; + 1.5.1881. Husband of Joséphine Elisa Alexandrine Walker (° Brussels - Anderlecht, 12.2.1819; + Brussels, 20.6.1888). First firm in Belgium specialising in the full range of photographic supplies. "Equipment for science, art, industry and photography. Agency for chemicals and Saxe paper from the F. Beyrich factory in Berlin. Manufacturer of Walker varnish and collodion, complete range of art and photography. Marketed a portable darkroom in partnership with Charles Waldack (see that name) in 1863 "for taking views and portraits at home", price 80 francs. Distributor for photographic lenses and instruments by Th. Ross in London, Em. Busch in Rathenow (Prussia), Jamin, successor Darlot in Paris" (Tarlier 1865 and 1866). Arrived at this address in 1859; had previously been a bookseller. Publisher of the "Bulletin Belge de Photographie" (sometimes misspelt "Delentre") from 1862 until 1872. Member of the "Société française de photographie" from 1.7.1864.
1870 * - 1874 / Bruxelles, Rue de la Blanchisserie, 14
Successor: De Bonnier Henri & Cie
Camera manufacturer. Also sold varnishes for paintings. Léon Delentre in the population registry.
1874 * Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Avenue de la Reine, 65
Arrived at this address on 7.10.1874. Founder member of the ABP.
1878 - 1880 Bruxelles, Quai de Willebroeck, 11
Optician. Instruments for science, art, industry and photography. On the occasion of her son's wedding in Brussels on 28.1.1885, Josephine Walker was recorded as a manufacturer of chemicals resident in Brussels.

Locations

1862 - 1870 / Bruxelles, Place Sainte-Gudule, 16
1870 * - 1874 / Bruxelles, Rue de la Blanchisserie, 14
1874 * Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Avenue de la Reine, 65
1878 - 1880 Bruxelles, Quai de Willebroeck, 11

Exhibitions

London, 1862 (medal); Paris, 1867 (photographic varnishes).

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

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Member of

Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1875

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#1237

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 25.5.2017 & 26.5.2018; SFJ revised 29.3.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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