Grandmaison, Hubert (& Cie)

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  • Professional

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Life dates

Verviers, 1817 - Zinnia [Egypt], 1881

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1859 * Liège, Place Verte, 782 (premises of Michel Chargeur)
Gilles Hubert Joseph, ° 5.4.1817. Painter. Sometimes spelled "Grand Maison" or "Grand'Maison". Pupil of Auguste Chauvin (1810-1884). His religious compositions were exhibited in Liège and achieved success. Abandoned painting in favour of photography. An advertisement pinpoints this transition during the initial craze for the carte de visite: "Artist - painter. Portraits of all types from 5 to 100 francs; cartes de visite, family groups for stereoscope" (La Meuse, 8.12.1859).
1862 * - 1865 Liège, Place Saint-Lambert, 30
Predecessor: Dandoy Frères
Advertising from June 1862. "Studio on the ground floor".
1865 */ Anvers, Rue des Tanneurs, 29
Predecessor: Deloeul Prosper et Cie
Son-in-law of Auguste Blanche. Rue des Tanneurs 29, then Minderbroersrui 42, in 1865. Thereafter he was registered as a painter at Ammantstraat 1, from 1865 until 1866, which also housed the newspaper "Le Précurseur", where his father-in-law lived behind his studio (Rue des Aveugles). Afterwards he lived in Rue Rogier, 5 from 1866 until 1867; in Brussels - Schaerbeek in 1867.
1865 */ Anvers, Minderbroedersrui, 42
1871 * - 1872 / Ypres, Rue de l'Etoile, 9
Opening advertised of a painting and photography studio in the name of "Photographie Parisienne H. Grandmaison", with César Mitkiewicz as operator (De Toekomst, 1.1.1871). Still advertising here at the end of January 1872, when promoting his new branch in Comines [Nord, F] (L'Opinion, 28.1.1872). By February 1872, Grandmaison had ceased trading here and a public auction with his furniture and photographic instruments was planned for 8.2.1872 (De Toekomst, 4.2.1872).
1871 * - 1872 Comines [Nord, F]
Branch of the studio in Ypres. In December 1871 he refuted rumours that he was leaving Ypres for Comines, but did confirm that he had established a branch there (L'Opinion, 10.12.1871). Grandmaison died in Egypt where he is said to have continued practising photography.

Locations

1859 * Liège, Place Verte, 782 (premises of Michel Chargeur)
1862 * - 1865 Liège, Place Saint-Lambert, 30
1865 */ Anvers, Rue des Tanneurs, 29
1865 */ Anvers, Minderbroedersrui, 42
1871 * - 1872 / Ypres, Rue de l'Etoile, 9
1871 * - 1872 Comines [Nord, F]

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Bibliography/Webography

ZEEBROECK-HOLLEMANS, Jany. "Grandmaison Hubert", Le Dictionnaire des peintres Belges du XIVe siècle à nos jours, La Renaissance du Livre, t.1, 1994, p. 496.

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DIRECTORY_1997#1984

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SFJ revised 7.1.2018, 30.1.2018 & 1.10.2018 partly based on information supplied by Jan De Wilde; MD revised 19.4.2020, 12.8.2020, 2.9.2020 & 20.7.2021

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