Piron, François (& Cie)

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Maison Anglaise (in Place de Meir); Photographie du "Fiat Lux" (in Rue Léopold)

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Poederlee (Antwerp), 1835 - ?, ?

Activity

1874 - 1880 Anvers, Rue de la Bague, 2 (corner)
Franciscus Christianus, ° 2.4.1835. Brother of Joseph and father of Edmond and Gustave. Moved to Antwerp on marrying in 1860 when he was registered as a baker. Arrived at Rue de la Bague, 21 on 18.2.1870. He had previously lived at Rue des Vieillards, 7 from 12.9.1867 where he was already registered as a photographer. On CV: "next to Rue Large des Bateliers", 1874, no street address.
1882 - 1883 Anvers, Rue des Vieillards, 28
1883 * - 1893 Anvers, Place de Meir, 81
Predecessor: Kockenpoo Edouard Joseph
At this address, on CV, references to the patent and to the honourable mention at the Paris exhibition, 1878, awarded to his predecessor, and the phrase "Honoured by His Majesty King Leopold II for taking his photograph in his Palace in Brussels". Advertised as the successor of Verryck-Fleetwood at this address in 1886. While younger son Gustavus Franciscus (° Antwerp, 15.2.1877) would eventually succeed François, a much older surviving son Edmondus Josephus (° Antwerp, 31.1.1861) was also recorded as a photographer at the occasion of his wedding in Antwerp in 1889; he was in all probably an operator with his father. A certain Guillaume Piron was also recorded as a photographer resident in Antwerp in October and November 1892.
1892 - 1902 Anvers, Rue Léopold, 55
Predecessor: Deton - Cornand Successor: Piron Gustave (Fils)
"& Cie" at this address. On CV: "Gold medal at the Antwerp exhibition. Specialty: platinum and carbon portraits". Hans Hansen (see that name) was an operator here in 1892-1896.
1898 - 1902 Anvers, Rue Saint-Gommaire, 41
Successor: Piron Gustave (Fils)
Branch.
1899 - 1900 Anvers, Marché Saint-Jacques, 75
Branch. It should be noted that C. Springael also traded at this address from 1892 until 1900 as a dealer in photographic supplies.

Locations

1874 - 1880 Anvers, Rue de la Bague, 2 (corner)
1882 - 1883 Anvers, Rue des Vieillards, 28
1883 * - 1893 Anvers, Place de Meir, 81
1892 - 1902 Anvers, Rue Léopold, 55
1898 - 1902 Anvers, Rue Saint-Gommaire, 41
1899 - 1900 Anvers, Marché Saint-Jacques, 75

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3437

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 8.1.2018 & 25.5.2018; revised 24.2.2019, 3.8.2019 & 5.9.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 11.6.2020, 7.9.2020, 8.9.2020, 12.10.2020 & 14.01.2021; MD / SFJ revised 13.10.2020 based on information supplied by Peter Eyckerman

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