Gytier, Guillaume

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Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Au Buffet d'Or<73>

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Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Ghent, 1819 - ?, ?

Activity

1862 * - 1875 Tournai, Rue de Paris, 9
° 11.2.1819. Picture framer and glazier at this address since 1854, an occupation he maintained throughout his time as a photographer. "Frames, cutting of panes, bottles, etc. Portraits made post-mortem, copy prints of all kinds, groups". He had exhibited photographs by the Parisian itinerant Ferdinand Lejeune in 1858 and sold stereoscopes and stereo views. Studio initially launched as "Gytier frères" in September 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. Prosper Deloeul (see that name) was the operator here in 1869.
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.

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1862 * - 1875 Tournai, Rue de Paris, 9

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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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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#2047

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 25.5.2017 & 15.5.2020

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