Morren, Prosper

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographie Artistique (at Rue de Bruel)

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Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Louvain - Heverlee, 1843 - Malines, 1920

Activity

1870 - 1874 / Louvain, Rue de Tirlemont, 65
Predecessor: Vander Elst Edouard
° 12.6.1843; + 22.3.1920. A witness at the wedding of his predecessor Edouard Vander Elst (see that name) in Louvain on 10.2.1869, Morren was already recorded as a photographer there.
1874 * - 1894 / Louvain, Rue de Namur, 73<74-80> then 20<80-94>
Successor: Morren Frères
Photographs of floats in historical cavalcade, 1884. Collections of portraits of the professors at the "Université Catholique de Louvain" in 1884. He uses as backdrop for his CV portraits a photographic view of the Louvain town hall. From around 1890 onwards, "Studio P. Morren": his two sons took over management of it.
1883 - 1884 Moll, Groote Markt (on the premises of Veuve Moorkens)
Itinerant at this address in November 1883 and January 1884.
1886 Gheel
Itinerant in Geel in November 1886.
1890 * - 1893 / Malines, Rue Sainte-Catherine, 54
He moved to this address on 3.4.1890. Still at this address in the 1902 and 1904 Mendel directory, apparently an error.
1894 * - 1914 Malines, Rue de Bruel, 52 or 50<13>
"Permanent portraits", i.e. carbon prints. He also sold cameras and occasionally published picture postcards. In 1912 he was reported as having two employees. In the 1920s, Morren's successor Ferdinand Bossut (° Malines, 23.7.1895) was a general photographic supplier.

Locations

1870 - 1874 / Louvain, Rue de Tirlemont, 65
1874 * - 1894 / Louvain, Rue de Namur, 73<74-80> then 20<80-94>
1883 - 1884 Moll, Groote Markt (on the premises of Veuve Moorkens)
1886 Gheel
1890 * - 1893 / Malines, Rue Sainte-Catherine, 54
1894 * - 1914 Malines, Rue de Bruel, 52 or 50<13>

Exhibitions

Berlin, 1865 (probably his predecessor Vander Elst); Lyon, Exposition Universelle, 1872; London 1873; Philadelphia 1876 (no address).

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3152

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 23.9.2017, 2.5.2018 & 16.5.2018; MCC revised 23.5.2018; SFJ revised 11.7.2018; MD revised 9.6.2020 partially based on information supplied by Peter Eyckerman; SFJ revised 9.9.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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