Melchers, Robert

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Person (Male)

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  • Professional

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Life dates

Aix-la-Chapelle [Prussia], 1852 - Brussels, 1917

Activity

1874 * - 1880 Charleroi, Rue de la Montagne, 3
° 21.10.1852; + 10.12.1917. Arrived from Brussels on 20.9.1874, accompanied by Emile Gérard Melchers (° Maastricht [NL], 1857). Probably Prosper Bevierre’s operator at this address, until an unspecified date, probably 1880.
1880 * - 1887 Charleroi, Place Verte, 20
In May 1883 he made 12 snapshots of the Charleroi carnival cavalcade. "Developing views of factories and landscapes 3m long in permanent carbon prints" (Union de Charleroi, 10.11.1885).
1888 - 1913 Charleroi, Rue de Montigny, 6
On 5.2.1896 Melchers advertised in the "Journal de Charleroi" that he had acquired all of Prosper Bevierre’s negatives, reportedly in very good condition. People wishing to get new prints could now obtain them through him. If, as reported, he left for Brussels in 1906, he must have returned soon after, since his studio is listed continuously in the Monod directory. Portrait in oil of Jules Destrée (1862 - 1936), arts and sciences minister, displayed at the Charleroi exhibition of 1911, of which he was president of the organising committee.

Locations

1874 * - 1880 Charleroi, Rue de la Montagne, 3
1880 * - 1887 Charleroi, Place Verte, 20
1888 - 1913 Charleroi, Rue de Montigny, 6

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1888; Charleroi, 1911 (jury member).

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1880 - 1897

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3016

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 19.9.2017 & 7.11.2018; MD revised 14.4.2020; SFJ revised 23.4.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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