Géruzet Frères [1]

Identity

Category

Partnership

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional

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Life dates

Activity

1866 * - 1912 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 27bis, 29<68-90> then 35<91-12>
Predecessor: Géruzet Jules; Ghémar Frères (1894) Successor: Boute Eugène (negatives)
Two sons of Jules Géruzet: Alfred (° Brussels - Saint-Josse, 9.2.1845; + Brussels - Ixelles, 2.1.1903), founder member of the ABP and Secretary-General from 1879 until 1884, and Albert (° Brussels, 12.6.1842; + Brussels  - Forest, 1890). Sometimes spelled Geruzet. In 1869, advertisement "Géruzet & Sons, photographers" although Géruzet Brothers appeared from September 1866 onwards. "Photographers of H.M. the Queen of the Belgians. Carbon prints. Permanent process. Specialised in enlargements; delicate retouching. Photographic enamels. Gold medal of Léopold I, Progress Medal, World Exhibition in Vienna 1873; Silver medal, World Exhibition in Paris 1878". Patent of 15.10.1890 [A. Géruzet, Brussels] for "a novel photographic process for producing prints in two tints".
Acquisition of the Ghémar Frères negatives about 1894. The studio continued operating under the name "Géruzet Frères" after the death of Alfred, presumably under the supervision of Alfred's widow Augustine Louise Wuillot (° Brussels, 25.8.1847; + Brussels - Ixelles, 21.6.1919), until or after the takeover by Eugène Boute around 1908: the studio is still recorded under its old designation in the directories until 1912. Continuous numbering of CVs enables output to be dated fairly precisely, e.g. 24384 on 3.9.1868, 35028 on 10.9.1875; 50740 on 6.5.1880, 75450 in 1889, 84301 in 1896 ca.
1866 * - 1873 Bruxelles, Rue d'Arenberg, 1
Predecessor: Géruzet Jules
Still operative ground-floor branch for carriages, etc.

Locations

1866 * - 1912 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 27bis, 29<68-90> then 35<91-12>
1866 * - 1873 Bruxelles, Rue d'Arenberg, 1

Exhibitions

Paris, 1867; Vienna, 1873 (carbon photographs, exhibited as a novelty); Brussels, 1874; Brussels, 1875; Paris, 1878; Brussels, 1880; Ghent, 1880; Lille, 1882; Amsterdam, 1883; Brussels, 1883; Antwerp, 1885; Paris, 1889 (gold medal); Brussels, 1891; Chicago, 1893; Brussels, 1895 (Alfred), London, 1896 (Alfred); Paris, 1896 (Alfred); Brussels, 1897.

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1903

Description of relationship

Membership in the name of Alfred Géruzet.

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#1843

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 24.1.2017, 22.1.2018, 13.5.2018 & 27.2.2019; SFJ revised 8.4.2020 & 8.6.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 14.9.2020

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