Sacré, Edmond

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographie Artistique et Industrielle (at Rue des Douze Chambres)

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Ghent, 1851 - Ghent, 1921

Activity

1877 * - 1892 / Gand, Rue des Douze Chambres, 20<80-82>, 15<78-91> or 15-17<90-91>
Predecessor: Cornand & Cie (at n° 15) #
° 20.8.1851; + 16.2.1921. Sacré produced a voluminous and highly diversified body of work, either on commission during his long professional career, or independently as an artistic photographer; he was one of the few Belgian pictorialists to be drawn from the ranks of professional photographers. According to his ABP obituary, he practised photography from 1874 onwards, following studies at the industrial school. Winter landscapes in platinum. Mounted collotype views, 1881. "56 medals at photographic art exhibitions in Germany, England, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy. Diploma of merit, 1874 and 1876; bronze medal, 1877; vermeil medal, 1878".
1892 * - 1921 + Gand, Rue de la Calandre, 1
At this address from July 1892. The building is at the corner formed with Rue Courte de la Croix, 2, the address on CVs. Described himself successively as a "photographer - draughtsman" and "photographer -
publisher". Gum prints. "Permanent carbon process. Platinotype and photocollography. Awards at all the National Exhibitions since 1870. First-class medal at the International Competition of 1880; the two highest honours at the International Competition of 1880; the two highest honours at the International Photography Competition of 1881; first-class industrial decoration in 1886; certificate of honour of the International Exhibition of Douai; certificate of honour at the International Exhibition of Vienna; gold medal at the International Exhibition of Naples; silver medal at the International Exhibition of Berlin; silver medal at the International Exhibition of Brussels".
Member of the "Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de Gand" from 1894. He was latterly assisted and then succeeded by his two daughters Adelaïde Coralie (1878 - 1966) as operator and Martha Julie (1882 - 1951) as bookkeeper. A collection of 386 glass negatives is held by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), Brussels, acquired from the studio's ultimate owner Josef Van Waesberghe in 1942. Sacré was also interested in early processes: a collection of nearly 90 Daguerreotypes with his provenance was dispersed at auction in 1998 (Henri Godts, Brussels, 6.6.1998, lots 57-60).

Locations

1877 * - 1892 / Gand, Rue des Douze Chambres, 20<80-82>, 15<78-91> or 15-17<90-91>
1892 * - 1921 + Gand, Rue de la Calandre, 1

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1880; Ghent, 1880; Ghent, "Chambre Syndicale", 1877 and 1881; Ghent, 1882; Brussels, 1883; Brussels, 1888; Brussels, 1891; Douai, 1894; Paris, 1895; Brussels, 1896; Lille, 1896; Louvain, 1896; Paris, 1896; Courtrai, 1897; Paris, 1897; Brussels, 1898; Ghent, 1898; Paris, 1898; Ghent, 1899; Mons, 1901; Brussels, 1902; Ghent, 1903; Ghent ABP, 1903; Antwerp, 1903; Paris, 1904; Liège, 1905; Paris, 1906; Ghent, 1913; Liège, 1914.

Genres / subject matter

Techniques

Bibliography/Webography

NOTTEBOOM, Bruno & LAUWAERT, Dirk (éd.). Edmond Sacré Gent, 1851-1921, portret van een stad. Ghent, 2011, 255 pp.

Context

Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1880 - 1914

Description of relationship

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3734

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 3.9.2017, 15.10.2017, 26.2.2019, 5.3.2019 & 17.4.2019; MCC revised 12.3.2020; SFJ revised 30.4.2020 & 11.9.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; SFJ revised 22.10.2020

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