Gytier, Guillaume

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Au Buffet d'Or<73>

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Status

  • Connected then Professional

Details

Life dates

Ghent, 1819 - ?, ?

Activity

1858 - 1875 Tournai, Rue de Paris, 9
° 11.2.1819. Picture framer and glazier at this address since 1854 ("Gytier - Vion"), an occupation he maintained throughout his time as a photographer. He exhibited photographs by the Parisian itinerant Ferdinand Lejeune in 1858 and sold stereoscopes and stereo views "from 12 to 30 francs a dozen" (Le Courrier de l'Escaut, 11.3.1858).
Studio initially launched in September 1862 as "Gytier frères" described as "pupils of Mr Harlingue, decorated by King Leopold" (Le Courrier de l'Escaut, 14.9.1862), then "Gytier Père & Fils" in 1863. Also briefly in 1863, branch studios in Ath and Leuze. From October 1863, Gytier operated exclusively under his own name with an operator from Paris (Le Courrier de l'Escaut, 18.10.1863) and subsequently an operator from Mayer & Pierson in Paris (Le Courrier de l'Escaut, 30.6.1867). Prosper Deloeul (see that name) was the operator here in 1869. "Frames, cutting of panes, bottles, etc. Portraits made post-mortem, copy prints of all kinds, groups".
In 1873, the studio went under the name "Au Buffet d'Or". "Miscellaneous objects and plaster statues". Gytier offered a free portrait for every purchase of 25 francs in the shop. Gytier, widowed in 1873, remarried in 1874 and briefly operated in collaboration with his son-in-law Louis Aimable Pennequin, "painter and glazier", before closing the studio. Gytier continued in business until 1886.
1863 Leuze, "next to the Church"

Locations

1858 - 1875 Tournai, Rue de Paris, 9
1863 Leuze, "next to the Church"

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Bibliography/Webography

RIGAUT, Eric. Photographes tournaisiens du 19e siècle, "Guillaume Gytier", accessed 16.5.2020 at:
http://cdvtournai.be/Gytier.htm

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DIRECTORY_1997#2047

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 25.5.2017 & 15.5.2020; SFJ revised 15.6.2020 & 2.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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