Hergaux, Gustave

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographe Ateliers de La Dyle (in Louvain); Photographie industrielle et artistique (in Brussels, Hasselt and Brussels - Laeken); Gustave (in general).

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  • Professional

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Life dates

Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse [Calvados, F], 1821 - Brussels - Laeken, 1893

Activity

1871 * - 1876 / Louvain, Rue de la Station, 101
Predecessor: Dubois Jules Joseph #
François Gustave, ° 13.5.1821; + 21.12.1893. "Ergault" on birth certificate (other sources erroneously state 1825 as birth year), "Ergaux" on death certificate. Arrived in Brussels, coming from Paris [F], on 9.12.1862. Various residential addresses when intermittently a labouring photographer in Brussels until at least 1866. Gustave Hergaux operated in The Hague [NL] in 1863-1864, initially in partnership as "Gustave & Menvielle", then alone. Arrived at this address on 16.11.1871 coming from Hasselt and left for Brussels - Laeken on 27.3.1876. Prints exist bearing the backmark "Gustave, Photographe Ateliers de La Dyle à Louvain (Belgique)". This title alludes to Hergaux's activity of photographing railway rolling stock manufactured by "Société anonyme des ateliers de la Dyle", Louvain. An album held by the "Biblioteca Nacional" in Madrid that documents the firm's output contains many prints signed "Gustave".
1876 Bruxelles, Marché aux Herbes, 86
Probably Hergaux's temporary place of business before settling in Brussels - Laeken. Note that Edouard Fabronius was also operating here at this date.
1876 Hasselt
Branch studio of Brussels, Marché aux Herbes.
1876 * - 1893 + Bruxelles - Laeken, Chaussée d'Anvers, 192
Successor: Bernard Louis
Arrived at this address on 11.4.1876, coming from Louvain. Specialised in industrial photography. Views (size 24 x 38 cm) of the port facilities in Antwerp inaugurated in 1885, signed "Gustave"; presentation album "Nouvelles installations maritimes d'Anvers / Couvreux & Hersent entrepeneurs / 1877-1884", including a four-plate panorama.

Locations

1871 * - 1876 / Louvain, Rue de la Station, 101
1876 Bruxelles, Marché aux Herbes, 86
1876 Hasselt
1876 * - 1893 + Bruxelles - Laeken, Chaussée d'Anvers, 192

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1880 (portraits, monuments, views, and studies of machines).

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#2153

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 7.1.2018, 20.4.2018 & 22.5.2019; SFJ revised 18.8.2019, 19.12.2019, 22.3.2021 & 9.5.2021 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; SFJ revised 5.4.2021 based on information supplied by Kenneth Booten and merged with entries 1997#2034 "Gustave [2]" and 1997#2035 "Gustave [3]"; MD revised 6.4.2021

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