Mathieu, [Victor] & Dery, [Félix]

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Partnership

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  • Compagnie Française de Photographie des Couleurs

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  • Professional

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1898 Bruxelles, Boulevard Anspach, 40
Firm registered in Paris on 21.4.1898 "for colour photography created directly without the subsidiary use of dyes or [paint] brushes; registering any suitable patents; manufacture of plates and paper..." The named shareholders were Victor Mathieu, a photographer in Gargan-Livry [Seine-et-Oise, F] and Félix Marie Joseph Dery (° Namur, 13.1.1877), recorded as a photographer living in Brussels, Rue Stevin, 12. Headquarters and studio in Paris [F], rue Labruyère, 29. The partners registered five patents in Belgium on 22.10.1898. The firm was launched with an exhibition of examples of their process in the "Salle du Figaro" in Paris on 15.9.1898 and then on 1.10.1898 at this address, office of the newspaper "Le XXe Siècle". Despite the great publicity that attended the firm's launch, the process failed to gain traction and the firm was dissolved on 30.5.1899.
Victor Mathieu simultaneously operated in Meaux [Seine-et-Marne, F] at an unspecified date while Félix Dery was recorded as a commercial representative in Brussels in August 1905.

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1898 Bruxelles, Boulevard Anspach, 40

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DIRECTORY_1997#2990

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 1.5.2018; revised 9.2.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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