Neyt, Adolphe L.

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Person (Male)

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  • Amateur

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Life dates

Ghent, 1830 - Ostend, 1892

Activity

1860 * - 1892 + Gand
° 13.4.1830; + 21.9.1892. Owner of a sugar refinery. Keen amateur of photography applied to scientific research. His most productive period was the 1860s. He was inspired by the work of French photographer Auguste Bertsch (1813-1870) to make enlargements of microscopic objects around 1862, but his output in this domain did not meet with the success he had hoped for at the “Académie Royale des Sciences de Belgique". Member of the “Société française de Photographie" from 1.7.1864. Astronomical photographs: he projected the focal image of his telescope directly onto sensitive plates, slightly enlarged by means of a negative lens. Twelve prints of the moon collected in an album in 1869 and presented to the “Académie Royale des Sciences de Belgique".
Founder member of the ABP. On publication of a seascape in the Bulletin of the ABP in 1882, Gustave De Vylder added the remark: "Our readers will doubtless rejoice with us at Neyt's return to photography". Joint author, with Edouard Van Beneden (see that name), of "Nouvelles recherches sur la fécondation et la division mitosique chez l'ascaride mégalocéphale", Leipzig, Wilh. Engelmann, 1887, containing 24 microphotographs printed in collotype from Neyt's negatives.

Locations

1860 * - 1892 + Gand

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1861; London, 1862; Porto, 1865; Paris, 1867; Vienna, 1873; Brussels, 1875; Brussels, 1880.

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Bibliography/Webography

FRISON, Ed. "Adolphe Neyt 1830-1892 en zijn bijdrage tot de opkomst en ontwikkeling van de fotomicrografie en de astrofotografie in de 19de eeuw", Scientiarum Historia, vol. 9, 1967, pp. 65-74.

BALaT - Neyt, Adolphe: http://balat.kikirpa.be/people.php?priref=215283

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Association belge de Photographie

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Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1892

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DIRECTORY_1997#5320

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 12.7.2018; MCC revised 25.1.2019.

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