Le Ghait, Louise (Madame)

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Category

Person (Female)

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Amateur

Details

Life dates

Brussels, 1821 - Paris [F], 1874

Activity

1856 - 1857 Bruxelles
Louise Félicité Julie Reynders, ° 9.9.1821 (another source indicates 1823); + 22.4.1874. She married Gustave Nicholas François Le Ghait or Leghait (° Brussels, 18.2.1809; + 1872), a person of independent means, in Brussels - Saint-Josse on 4.8.1840. Calotypist and first female amateur photographer in Belgium. Member of the "Société française de Photographie" from 21.11.1856; no longer a member in 1864. Views of Malines, Brussels and Antwerp after dry paper negatives. She was referred to under the name "Mme L." in contemporary reviews of the exhibitions she showed in. No further trace of photographic activity has been found. Louise Le Ghait's death certificate recorded that she died in her home in Paris [F], Rond Point des Champs Elysées, 12; it gave her place of birth as Tournai and her age as 51.

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1856 - 1857 Bruxelles

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1856; Paris, 1857.

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#2677

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 24.1.2017 & 2.1.2019; revised 24.7.2019 & 24.10.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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