Ghémar, [Louis] & Severin, [Robert]

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Partnership

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  • Professional

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1854 * - 1856 / Anvers, Rue Houblonnière, 1474
Successor: De Bedts Auguste
"Portraits at all prices and of all sizes". Ghémar & Severin left for Brussels at the end of January 1856, and the studio was relet on 22.3.1856 at the latest. Before launching his career in photography, Ghémar, living in Antwerp, rue Vieille Bourse, had exhibited portrait drawings and lithographs at the "Exposition générale des beaux-arts" in Brussels in 1854.
1856 * - 1857 / Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 27
Successor: Ghémar Louis
Severin was sometimes transcribed Severyns. Photographers initially on Géruzet’s premises. "Longue Rue de l'Ecuyer" in 1856. Studio opened on 1.2.1856 at the latest. Their fame was immediate and the studio received a visit by the Duke of Brabant on 21.2.1856. Ghémar & Severin feature together with Dewasme in the lithograph "Trinité photographique" by Félicien Rops (see that name) published in "Uylenspiegel" on 13.4.1856 with the following quatrain: "Le Monsieur du milieu que l’on voit si gai Mar-/ Cher vers la Coupe d’Or, a l’air un peu sévère, hein ?/ C’est le portrait frappant de l’illustre Ghémar / Entre ses deux amis De Wasme et Sévérin." Portrait of King Léopold I, 1856, reproduced as a lithograph and published by Simonau & Toovey. The last mention of their partnership dates from October 1857. For the continuation of Severin's career, see that name.

Locations

1854 * - 1856 / Anvers, Rue Houblonnière, 1474
1856 * - 1857 / Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 27

Exhibitions

Antwerp, Cercle Artistique et littéraire, August 1855; Brussels, 1856; Brussels, 1857.

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DIRECTORY_1997#1862

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SFJ revised 25.1.2017, 9.3.2020 & 4.11.2020; MD revised 4.6.2020; SFJ revised 8.6.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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