Géruzet, Jules

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Person (Male)

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  • Professional / Connected

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Life dates

Braine [Aisne, F], 1817 - Brussels, 1874

Activity

1859 * - 1866 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 27<59-60>, 29<62-64> or 27bis<59, 65>
Successor: Géruzet Frères [1]
° 31.3.1817; + 4.12.1874. Lived in Paris, 62 Rue de Montmartre until his marriage on 30.1.1841. Still living abroad in 1856. As a bookseller in Rue des Eperonniers, 6 in 1839, he sold the first photography manual "Description pratique et historique du Daguerréotype" by Daguerre (advertised in "L'Observateur", 29.9.1839).  Publisher of prints at this address. According to "Le Précurseur" of 21.9.1856, Géruzet exhibited photographs by Bisson, for whom he was acting as agent. Also agent for Richebourg.
Brussels studio opened before 30.10.1859, date of his oldest known CV. An undated printed circular, announcing the opening, depicts the studio façade and states "portraits, known as cartes de visite, for 12, 16 and 20 francs a dozen". Quickly became one of the leading studios in Brussels. Patent of 15.11.1862 for "an identity card". In 1863 photographed the members of the Catholic Congress of Malines. Photographed Nadar’s balloon the "Géant" during its ascension in the Brussels Botanical Gardens in 1864.
1858 * Ostend, Pavilion on the Sea Wall (near the Kursaal)
Ministerial permission to erect a tent measuring eight square metres for exhibiting pictures and taking photographs, for a fee of 100 francs, dated 1.5.1858 and 29.5.1858. The "Pavillon Géruzet" was illustrated in "Souvenir d'Ostende", an album of lithographs published by Géruzet in 1858. The photography studio operated in association with Delehaye & Sluyts (see those names).
1858 ca Blankenberghe
Félicien Rops spent his holidays in this town from 1858 and had himself photographed as a sailor.
1861 * - 1866 Bruxelles, Rue d'Arenberg, 1
"A new photographic studio has been opened in Brussels. This studio, unlike others on the upper floors of houses, is situated on the ground floor at the end of a garden in one of the busiest places in town. The facility, especially for old people, not to have a long walk upstairs, to have your photograph taken on a horse or even in a carriage, as the fancy takes you ... (L'Indépendence Belge, 13.7.1861).
1862 / Tournai, Quai Saint-Brice, 14
"Portrait cards: for gentlemen, 12 francs a dozen; for ladies, 15 frs; for children: 15 frs" (Le Courrier de l'Escaut, 20.6.1862). Announced that he would leave for Verviers on 15.7.1862.
1862 * Tournai, Réduit des Sions, 2 bis
Opened 30.8.1862. Studio on the ground floor. Operated here on Mondays and Sundays, then on Saturdays and Sundays from 4.10.1862. Géruzet announced closure of the studio on 14.11.1862 as he was planning to go to Ypres until 7.12.1862.
1862 */ Ypres, Grand' Place (Hôtel de la Châtellenie)
Operated between 1.11.1862 and 6.11.1862.
1864 * Namur, Rue de la Blanchisserie, 11
Opened on 1.4.1864 on M. Hennuy’s premises.
1863 ca - 1864 / Verviers, Rue du Manège 3
Short-lived branch studio which closed on 6.2.1864. Géruzet took some noteworthy photographs of a cavalcade in Verviers.

Locations

1859 * - 1866 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 27<59-60>, 29<62-64> or 27bis<59, 65>
1858 * Ostend, Pavilion on the Sea Wall (near the Kursaal)
1858 ca Blankenberghe
1861 * - 1866 Bruxelles, Rue d'Arenberg, 1
1862 / Tournai, Quai Saint-Brice, 14
1862 * Tournai, Réduit des Sions, 2 bis
1862 */ Ypres, Grand' Place (Hôtel de la Châtellenie)
1864 * Namur, Rue de la Blanchisserie, 11
1863 ca - 1864 / Verviers, Rue du Manège 3

Exhibitions

Paris, 1855 (publisher of lithographs); Brussels, 1861.

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DIRECTORY_1997#1844

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 24.1.2017.& 1.10.2018, partly based on information supplied by Jan De Wilde; revised 3.11.2018 & 31.12.2018; MCC revised 27.1.2019.; MD revised 4.6.2020; SFJ revised 8.6.2020 & 22.6.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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