Dondez, Pierre Joseph

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Œudeghien, 1800 - ?, ?

Activity

1852 * - 1861 Tournai, Grand'Place, 69<52-54> then 72<57-61>
Successor: Prud'homme
° 17.2.1800. Initial "H" in the 1861 Tarlier directory. Boisjoly records a certain Dondez operating as a daguerreotypist in Paris, Rue de la Harpe, 81 in 1844 and the "Bibliothèque nationale de France" possesses a framed Daguerreotype by Dondez with that address in manuscript. An itinerant daguerreotypist, he arrived from London in October 1852 with “new improvements” of the daguerreotype and photography on paper (Courrier de l'Escaut, 17.10.1852), operating at no. 69 on the premises of Mr Delneste, baker. "Called on business to Mons and will return to Tournai on 22 December" (Courrier de l'Escaut, 29.11.1852). In 1854, he was operating in Tournai, Grand'Place, from the 1st to the 7th of each month; in Mons, Grand'Place, from the 7th to the 15th; in Cambrai [F], Grand'Place, from the 16th to the 30th. He was still operating in Cambrai in 1856, but he made no further mention of this town in 1857. "New process for portraits on plates, paper, glass and cloth" (Feuille de Tournai, 23.8.1857). Recorded in May 1857 variously as an artiste-painter, photographer and taker of Daguerreotype portraits resident at and owner of no. 72.
1853 */ Mons, Grand Place (studio) & Rue des Clercs, 3 (depot)
"From the 1st to the 4th each month".
1853 * - 1854 / Mons, Rue de la Chaussée, 30
On the premises of Mr Vecqueray, watchmaker. Advertisements from 29.8.1853 until 26.1.1854.
1854 */ Mons, Rue de la Chaussée, 55 (Hôtel de l’Univers)
Advertised from 1.2.1854 on that he would be operating at this address from 1.5.1854.
1854 */ Mons, Rue du Mont de Piété
"Professor of photography" on Mr Voituron’s premises during the fair, from 25.11 until 16.12.1854.
1854 * - 1856 / Mons, Grand Place (Hôtel de l'Aigle d'Or)
1856 * - 1859 Mons, Rue des Fossés, 2
Resident at this address from 3.4.1856. He described himself as "patented by the Belgian and French governments".
1858 * Nivelles, Faubourg de Namur, 42
"Mr Dondez, photographer decorated by the French and Belgian governments, has the honour to inform the public that he has just opened a photography studio in Nivelles... Portraits on glass, frosted glass, paper and canvas, from 5 to 15 francs. Miniature photographs on paper or on silver plates. Portraits are exhibited on the premises of Mr Florent Cuisenaire, bookseller, Grand' Place. Mr Dondez will be present in Namur throughout the fair" (Gazette de l'arrondissement de Nivelles, 25.9.1858).

Locations

1852 * - 1861 Tournai, Grand'Place, 69<52-54> then 72<57-61>
1853 */ Mons, Grand Place (studio) & Rue des Clercs, 3 (depot)
1853 * - 1854 / Mons, Rue de la Chaussée, 30
1854 */ Mons, Rue de la Chaussée, 55 (Hôtel de l’Univers)
1854 */ Mons, Rue du Mont de Piété
1854 * - 1856 / Mons, Grand Place (Hôtel de l'Aigle d'Or)
1856 * - 1859 Mons, Rue des Fossés, 2
1858 * Nivelles, Faubourg de Namur, 42

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#5145

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 25.12.2017; MCC revised 22.5.2018; SFJ revised 2.12.2018; SFJ revised 9.6.2020 & 2.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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