Nestler, Wilhelm

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Cologne [Prussia], 1845 - Brussels - Schaerbeek, 1898

Activity

1870 * - 1873 / Bruxelles, Montagne aux Herbes Potagères, 9
Predecessor: Cebe J. (& Joliet Ch.)
° 16.7.1845; + 12.1.1898. Also "Guillaume". Arrived from Bonn [Prussia] on 16.7.1868 and moved into Quai au Foin, 7. “Employee of Photographie Dupont" overwritten with "artist and painter". Left for Rue du Midi, 113 on 3.7.1869, then Montagne aux Herbes Potagères on 15.6.1870, where “artist and painter" is overwritten with "photographer". To our knowledge, this address is the first studio in his own name. He left on 30.10.1873.
1873 * - 1876 / Bruxelles, Rue d’Assaut, 4
Predecessor: Dulluard Athanase Successor: Autin Raoul #
Arrived on 30.10.1873 and left on 16.10.1876 for Rue de Bavière,19. See also De Saedeleer [E.] & Nestler [W.].
1882 - 1885 Bruxelles, Marché aux Herbes, 86
Probably an operator-manager for Gecele at this address by the end of the 1870s. Took the first forensic photograph in Belgium, "View of the room in which the body of Mr Bernays, the lawyer, was found on 18 January 1882". This was the murder scene which led to the famous trial known as the Peltzer case. During this period Nestler lived at several private addresses, then left for Brussels - Schaerbeek on 24.6.1885.
1887 - 1892 Bruxelles, Boulevard du Nord, 108<87-90> then 144<91>
Predecessor: Fussen Ferdinand & Cie
“Scientific photography. Copying of anatomical parts and of medical subjects. Legal photographer” (Annales de Médecine et de Chirurgie Pratiques, 1887).
1887 - 1892 Bruxelles, Rue de Malines, 36
Predecessor: Billotte Egide-François #
At this address in September 1887. Coexisted for a while with Rue Neuve, 142.
1889 * - 1892 / Bruxelles, Place Rouppe, 17
Domiciled at this address from 14.9.1889 until 16.7.1892. Co-existed with Boulevard du Nord,144 in the 1891 directory.
1892 * - 1898 + Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 140-142<93-95> or 142<96-98>
Successor: Lux (or Photo-Lux)
Arrived at this address on 16.7.1892. Left for Brussels - Schaerbeek on 12.6.1897. Recorded as a photographer resident in Brussels - Schaerbeek, Rue Dupont, 1B on his death certificate.

Locations

1870 * - 1873 / Bruxelles, Montagne aux Herbes Potagères, 9
1873 * - 1876 / Bruxelles, Rue d’Assaut, 4
1882 - 1885 Bruxelles, Marché aux Herbes, 86
1887 - 1892 Bruxelles, Boulevard du Nord, 108<87-90> then 144<91>
1887 - 1892 Bruxelles, Rue de Malines, 36
1889 * - 1892 / Bruxelles, Place Rouppe, 17
1892 * - 1898 + Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 140-142<93-95> or 142<96-98>

Exhibitions

Genres / subject matter

Techniques

Bibliography/Webography

Context

Affiliations

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#5312

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 25.11.2017; MD revised 22.10.2020

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Actions