Pieters, Gustave (& Fils)

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographie Instantanée

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Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Roulers, 1842 - Roulers, 1923

Activity

1866 - 1906 Roulers, Rue des Arts<70-06>
° 26.4.1842; + 23.1.1923. Photographer, painter and draughtsman. Studio operated in parallel with Pieters’ occupation of drawing master at the municipal academy of fine arts. When the parish priest in Roulers referred Pieters up the ecclesiastical hierarchy in 1866 for taking photographs on the Lord’s day, the Bishop of Bruges acquitted himself with the wisdom of Solomon: "The single action of capturing somebody's features by means of photography and verifying that the print has been successful does not appear to be an act forbidden on Sundays and holy days. Unlike printing positives, a purely material action."
"Pieters, G. & C." in 1870. On CV 1895 ca: "Oogenblikkelyke lichtprinte" [instant print]. Suffix "& Fils" in c. 1905, probably a partnership with his son Alphonse (see that name).
1895 ca - 1914 ca Roulers, Wapenplaats, 6<95ca> or 14<08ca-14ca>
On CV, "Oogenblikkelyke lichtprinte / photographie instantanée". On prints at no. 14, "Well known firm since 1864". Pieters (no forename) was active at no. 14 around 1914 and G. Pieters at the same address into the 1920s.

Locations

1866 - 1906 Roulers, Rue des Arts<70-06>
1895 ca - 1914 ca Roulers, Wapenplaats, 6<95ca> or 14<08ca-14ca>

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Bibliography/Webography

HUYGHEBAERT, J. "Eerste fotograaf te Roeselare 1866", Biekorf, vol. 88 (1988), accessed on 18.12.2020 at:
https://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_bie001198801_01/_bie001198801_01_0042.php

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3417

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 5.5.2018, 24.7.2019 & 29.7.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 25.6.2020; SFJ revised 15.10.2020 partly based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; SFJ / MD revised 18.12.2020 based on information supplied by Peter Eyckerman

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