D'Hoy, Charles

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Seveneeken, 1823 - Ghent, 1892

Activity

1853 - 1854 / Gand, Rue de l'Eglise Saint-Bavon, 11
Charles Emmanuel, ° 12.5.1823; + 10.1.1892. At this address from 1842. "Near the Bishop’s Palace". A joiner, he constructed a camera and accessories for himself. Probably the second daguerreotypist with a fixed studio in Ghent after J. Pelizzaro (see that name). We have not found any contemporary sources confirming that D'Hoy operated as a photographer in the 1840s. However, at a meeting of the Ghent section of the ABP on 1.12.1889, D'Hoy showed large daguerreotypes, "quite rare, even in 1852" (Bulletin de l’ABP, 1890, p. 26), which seems to indicate that they dated from before 1852. In his obituary notice (Bulletin de l’ABP, 1892, pp. 100-101), Edmond Sacré wrote that his first attempts at photography dated back to 1845. He is said to have used collodion and waxed paper negatives as early as 1852.
1854 * - 1864 / Gand, Rue Digue de Brabant, 17
Photographer and daguerreotypist. He advertised his move to this address on 1.7.1854. Prints on albumenised paper from 1855. Photographed the solar eclipse of 15.3.1858. Prints on waxed cloth in 1860. Reproduced a painting by Liévin de Winne, "The Resurrection". Was commissioned by the city of Ghent to photograph the Dominican church in 1860 (four views). Constructed an enlarger for large-size portraits in 1861.
1864 * - 1892 + Gand, Rue Courte du Jour, 25<64-90> or 27<91-92>
Successor: D'Hoy Constant
At this address in December 1864. Photographed the catafalque erected in the church at Oudenaarde for victims in the Belgian legion at Tacambaro (Mexico) on 11.4.1865. Reportage in stereo around 1865. Series documenting excavation work for the Terneuzen canal. Is said to have used the collotype process as early as 1869, but in any case before 1873, for the illustration of periodicals and industrial work. He employed carbon paper in 1875 and manufactured it together with Van Monckhoven the following year. Photozincography in 1878; gelatine-bromide in 1879. Founder member of the ABP. "Company" in 1893-1895.

Locations

1853 - 1854 / Gand, Rue de l'Eglise Saint-Bavon, 11
1854 * - 1864 / Gand, Rue Digue de Brabant, 17
1864 * - 1892 + Gand, Rue Courte du Jour, 25<64-90> or 27<91-92>

Exhibitions

Amsterdam, 1855; Paris, 1855 (unretouched photographic prints; prints on paper); Brussels, 1856; Brussels, 1857; Amsterdam, 1869; Brussels, 1880.

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

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Member of

Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1892

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#1559

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

MCC revised 17.10.2017, 18.12.2017; SFJ revised 11.5.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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