Despret, Auguste

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographie Artistique et Industrielle

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Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Nivelles, 1827 - Nivelles, 1897

Activity

1870 * - 1880 ca Nivelles, Rue de Soignies, 7
Auguste François, ° 8.6.1827; + 6.4.1897. "Studio founded in 1870", but already a printer and lithographer at this address in 1864 and still a printer-lithographer in 1880. Recorded as a typographer aged 53 resident in Nivelles in July 1880. His death certificate recorded him as a printer publisher. Founder member of the ABP ("Desprez").
1880 - 1897 + Nivelles, Grand'Place, 75<83-90> or 77
Successor: Despret Emmanuel
Patent of 15.9.1879 [A. Despret, Nivelles, no street given] for "a process for making permanent and for fixing on cloth or any other support, photographs intended for oil and water colour painting". Patent of 15.9.1885 for "a process of permanent photography". Collection of 25 views of Nivelles, advertised in 1891. For a while, 1896 ca, the three studios at Nivelles, Grand Place, 77, Brussels, Rue Duquesnoy, 4 and Ypres, Rue au Beurre, 11 all coexisted.
1881 * - 1886 Bruxelles, Rue du Pont Neuf, 43
Predecessor: Galimard - Beele Alphonse Successor: Schueren Henri
He claimed to be the successor of Walter Damry at this address, since Galimard - Beele had been operating for barely a year before his premature death.
1886 - 1892 Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 22<86-90> or 28<91-92>
Predecessor: Cornelisse-Hergel Emile Successor: Scheuren Henri
Painter and photographer. Coexisted for a while with Rue du Pont-Neuf, 43. "Honoured with the congratulations of His Majesty the King. Patents for invention".
1887 * - 1893 / Ypres, Rue de Lille, 7
Successor: Antony - Permeke Honoré
Opening of this branch studio advertised in March (Le Progrès, 24.3.1887); "representative Mr Honoré Antony - Permeke" (Le Progrès, 29.5.1887). The Antony - Permeke family were domiciled at this address.
1893 - 1897 + Bruxelles, Rue Duquesnoy, 4 (corner of Rue de la Madeleine, 41)
Successor: Dewindt Joseph
1893 * - 1897 + Ypres, Rue au Beurre, 11
Successor: Antony - Permeke Honoré
Studio initially operated by Honoré and Léontine Antony - Permeke as Despret's "representatives" before taking over ownership on the latter's death. The Antony - Permeke family were also domiciled at this address.

Locations

1870 * - 1880 ca Nivelles, Rue de Soignies, 7
1880 - 1897 + Nivelles, Grand'Place, 75<83-90> or 77
1881 * - 1886 Bruxelles, Rue du Pont Neuf, 43
1886 - 1892 Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 22<86-90> or 28<91-92>
1887 * - 1893 / Ypres, Rue de Lille, 7
1893 - 1897 + Bruxelles, Rue Duquesnoy, 4 (corner of Rue de la Madeleine, 41)
1893 * - 1897 + Ypres, Rue au Beurre, 11

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1880 (enlarged portraits on cloth, overpainted in oils; uncoloured photolithographs and collotypes).

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1875

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#1437

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 30.11.2017, 6.5.2018 & 1.10.2018, partly based on information supplied by Jan De Wilde; SFJ revised 6.1.2019, 15.7.2019, 1.4.2020 & 3.10.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 27.5.2020 & 16.10.2020

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