Guyard, Elisabeth (Madame)

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Person (Female)

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  • Professional

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Life dates

Brussels, 1819 - ?, 1867 >

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1843 */ Gand, Hôtel du Lion d'Or, then Rue de la Cuillère, 20 and Rue du Soleil, 13 (on Mme Dujardin's premises)
Elisabeth Van der Plasse, also spelled Van der Plas, ° 11.1.1819. One of the earliest itinerant daguerreotypists and the first female photographer to operate in Belgium. She began operating in Ghent by 7 August: "Madame Guyard, coming from Paris, advantageously known for her fine daguerreotype portraits in a few seconds, and in colour, in cloudy and sunless weather, informs [interested parties] that she will stay several days in this town. Mme Guyard will make home visits for families, provided there is a suitable location: a courtyard, a terrace or a garden." (Messager de Gand, 7.8.1843)
1844 */ Tournai, Hôtel de l'Impératrice, Rue des Maux
Coming from Lille in April 1844, Madame Guyard stayed in Tournai for some days before leaving for Prussia. "Daguerreotypes plain and coloured". Later in 1844, she began operating with her husband (see relevant entry) in Amsterdam, Heerenstraat 2, introducing coloured daguerreotypes there. In 1846 they proposed to travellers embarking for the Indies to take their portrait before departure. "Guyard Fils" (= Léon) in The Hague in 1847. Madame Guyard was again in The Hague in 1848, Groningen in 1850, Utrecht and Amsterdam in 1851. According to Steven Wachlin, following her departure from Rotterdam in 1851, Madame Guyard abandoned photography and earned her living managing hotels in Paris until at least 1867.

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1843 */ Gand, Hôtel du Lion d'Or, then Rue de la Cuillère, 20 and Rue du Soleil, 13 (on Mme Dujardin's premises)
1844 */ Tournai, Hôtel de l'Impératrice, Rue des Maux

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DIRECTORY_1997#2038

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 25.5.2017; SFJ revised 30.6.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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