Judels, Joseph

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Person (Male)

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Status

  • Amateur then Professional

Details

Life dates

Amsterdam [NL], 1842 - ?, ?

Activity

1894 * / Anvers, Rue Léopold, 43
° 23.2.1842. Judels was active in the diamond trade before opening a professional studio at this address on 1.6.1894 (Het Handelsblad, 8.6.1894). According to the population register, he arrived at this address on 22.5.1894 and left for Arendstraat, 28 on 19.12.1894. "Four thousand kilos of human flesh. On Sunday Joseph Judels, one of the most skillful amateur photographers in Antwerp, photographed the members of a 'Hundred Kilos' club in the garden of the "Cercle artistique". Thirty-three of these gentleman posed and Mr Judels obtained four magnificent negatives of these men ... of substance, representing between them nearly four tons" (La Réforme, 11.4.1894). Judels copied a portrait of the Dutch writer Multatuli [= Eduard Douwes Dekker] (1820-1887) that had been taken by César Mitkiewicz in Brussels in December 1864. He sent a life-sized retouched enlargement to Multatuli's widow on 21.1.1894 and which corresponds to a print now held at the Multituli Museum in Amsterdam. On that occasion, Judels was described as "a very refined and charitable man, who gives to the poor all that he is paid for his photographs by friends and acquaintances".

Locations

1894 * / Anvers, Rue Léopold, 43

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Bibliography/Webography

VAN WATERSCHOOT, Jos. "Multatuli opgefrist", Over Multatuli, vol. 20, part 41, 1998, pp. 34-39, accessed at:
https://dbnl.nl/tekst/_ove006199801_01/_ove006199801_01_0010.php

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#2398

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 8.1.2018; SFJ revised 17.11.2019 & 7.3.2021 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 7.9.2020 & 5.3.2021

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