Dupont, Joseph



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Liège, 1828 - Antwerp, 1885


1853 * - 1859 / Anvers, Rue des Tanneurs, 1057<56> renumbered 6<59>
Predecessor: Plumier Alphonse
André François Joseph, ° 7.3.1828; + 1.4.1885. Registered at the population registry on 17.6.1853. Operator at Plumier’s studio, then acquired the studio in 1855. Agency for stereoscopes made by Gaudin of Paris and London. He made stereo daguerreotypes himself around 1856. Series of five views of the ruins of the Antwerp stock exchange, August 1858.
1859 * - 1885 + Anvers, Place de Meir, 32<60-74> then 27<75-85> or 23
On CV, "Studio founded in 1853". At this address in March 1859. No. 11 in the 1882-1883 directory. Rented no. 23 (Hôtel David), Dupont Gallery, in 1884-1885, where he organised art exhibitions. Series of CVs "L'Ecole d'Anvers", portraits of artists with a short biography on the back in 1861. Dupont produced photographic collodion in 1865-1866, since Charlier & Dortu (see that name) were advertising it in 1865 and Romain Talbot from Paris in 1866. An advertisement by Charlier & Dortu described the collodion as "unalterable, very fast and resulting in negatives with a remarkable sharpness and vigour" (L'Indépendance Belge, 31.5.1865).
Intensive collaboration with the painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1838-1912) after his move from Brussels to Antwerp in 1865. In the artist's studio at Rue du Palais, 51 Alma-Tadema had Dupont record his canvases in their successive states as he was painting them, then used the ensuing prints in the design of his compositions (V.G. Swanson, The biography and catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, London, 1990). Alma-Tadema also signed Dupont's prints of his paintings, presumably for commercial distribution, and Dupont took many portraits of the artist and his family.
Co-founder of ”Cercle Wallon des Travailleurs”, a mutualist support group, and of ”Ruche Wallonne”, an association for Walloons in Flanders.
Photographer to the King in 1866. "M. Dupont does not have an operator. All the negatives of the prints which he has exhibited were taken by himself" (Paris, 1867). Founder member of the ABP. Jean Baptiste Emile Demany (see that name) was also recorded at this address during the 1870s and most likely operated for Dupont during that time. His death certificate was witnessed by Joseph Bollen (see that name), very likely another one of his employees.  
1863 * - 1868 / Anvers, Quai Sainte Aldegonde, 14
Predecessor: Herkenrath Willem Successor: Piéron (- Loodts) Hugo
Simon Michel [= Henri Michael], operator at this address in 1865. Branch of the Place de Meir studio.


1853 * - 1859 / Anvers, Rue des Tanneurs, 1057<56> renumbered 6<59>
1859 * - 1885 + Anvers, Place de Meir, 32<60-74> then 27<75-85> or 23
1863 * - 1868 / Anvers, Quai Sainte Aldegonde, 14


Amsterdam, 1855; Brussels, 1856; Brussels, 1861; London, 1862; Paris, 1867; Brussels, 1874; Paris, 1878 (reproductions of Charles Verlat's oriental paintings).

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Association belge de Photographie

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1874 - 1880

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SFJ revised 25.12.2017 & 2.1.2019; SFJ revised 6.4.2020 & 10.10.2022 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 17.4.2020, 28.10.2022 & 31.10.2022; SFJ revised 2.2.2023




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