Pelizzaro, Joseph

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Person (Male)

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  • Pellizzaro, Joseph

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  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Pieve Tesino [IT], 1803 - ?, ?

Activity

1839 * - 1846 Gand, Rue du Soleil
Also spelled "Pellizzaro"; both spellings used interchangeably. Print seller in Ghent from 1821 onwards. The first professional daguerreotypist of fixed abode in Ghent. Initially experimented the daguerreotype with François Braga (see this name) on 22.10.1839 at Philippe Van de Velde’s residence (see that name). "The result has surpassed all expectations: the tower and Saint Nicholas church with the surrounding buildings taken as a bird's-eye view were rendered with surprising clarity. The traces of decay that the spectator espies on the tower and Saint Nicholas church, as well as the minutest details of this magnificent view, have been rendered so faithfully that it may be termed miraculous" (Le Messager de Gand, 23.10.1839). The Rue du Soleil formed a corner with the Rue des Champs, where Braga lived. Opened a daguerreotype studio in 1842 or 1843. Portrait of the scientist Joseph Plateau (1801-1883) taken in 1843 and conserved at the Museum voor de Geschiedenis van de Wetenschappen in Ghent. Daguerreotypes with litho credit on passe-partout "chez J. Pellizzaro, rue du Soleil, Gand", 1844 ca. Took a daguerreotype portrait of Gustave De Vylder in 1846 (Bulletin du Musée de l'Industrie de Belgique, July 1878, p. 9). Pelizzaro left Ghent for Paris in 1852. A certain J. Pelizzarro was recorded as a printseller in Besançon [Doubs, F] in 1855.

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1839 * - 1846 Gand, Rue du Soleil

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Bibliography/Webography

CLAES, Marie-Christine. Répertoire des Tesini - Pelizzaro : http://balat.kikirpa.be/tesini/fam/pellizzaro.pdf

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3311

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

MCC revised 29.6.2017, 24.12.2017, 23.5.2018 & 4.8.2019.

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