Liorel, Jules (& Cie)

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Person (Male)

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  • Connected / Amateur

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Life dates

Elbeuf [Seine-Maritime, F], 1858 - ?, ?

Activity

1896 - 1897 Bruxelles, Rue de la Madeleine, 49
Jules Paul, ° 4.5.1858. Collotypist and art publisher. Originally a lawyer, Liorel conceived his publishing project while still living in France: "Will buy negatives of Belgium (excluding Brussels). Reply to Liorel, 30 rue du Printemps, Paris" (Le Soir, 12.12.1895). He was still recorded as a lawyer domiciled at this Paris address on the occasion of his wedding on 18.9.1897. "We have visited the firm of Liorel & Cie and been shown a very artistic collection of the main attractions in Belgium, executed in collotype by means of the latest improvements. We note the remarkable level of detail, a captivating realism and very pleasing tonality" (Journal de Bruxelles, 25.6.1896).
1897 - 1898 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Empereur, 1
Registered as a lawyer at this address from 9.7.1897 until 13.6.1898. Liorel published "Le Sentiment d'art en photographie. Publication Universelle. Reproductions [en phototypie] d'oeuvres primées en concours mensuels", Brussels, X. Havermans, October 1898 - December 1900; continued under the title "L'Art en photographie" under the imprint of Smits - Lecyloë in 1901. These collections of landscapes, portraits, genre studies and nudes include many of his own photographs under his own signature or under more or less anagrammatic pseudonyms: L. Leroi, Leroy, Leroil, Leclair (?), Rellio, Rollie.
1899 Bruxelles, Rue des Tanneurs, 177
1900 - 1903 Bruxelles - Anderlecht, Rue de la Clinique, 87<02> or 91
In directories, "& Cie" from 1900. Collotype. "Loreil, G." in 1902; "Lolel" in the 1902 Mertens directory. In parallel to his art photography publication, Liorel produced a deluxe periodical "L'Art belge du XXe siècle" (1901), with collotypes of sculpture and graphic art by the country's leading artists of the period. British patent for a "new or improved method of printing music and apparatus therefor, permitting copying by any photographic printing process on a reduced scale", application filed on 10.10.1902 and granted on 11.12.1902. By 1903 Liorel was back in his native Elbeuf [F], registered as a lawyer living in Rue Adolphe Thiers, 4.
1901 Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue Guillaume Stocq, 13
Collotype. "Printing for arts, science and industry".

Locations

1896 - 1897 Bruxelles, Rue de la Madeleine, 49
1897 - 1898 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Empereur, 1
1899 Bruxelles, Rue des Tanneurs, 177
1900 - 1903 Bruxelles - Anderlecht, Rue de la Clinique, 87<02> or 91
1901 Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue Guillaume Stocq, 13

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Effort, 1901.

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#2805

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 27.4.2018; SFJ revised 28.7.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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