Sacré - Smits, Achille

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Ghent, 1857 - Ghent, 1897

Activity

1884 / Gand, Rue de la Vigne, 50
° 3.2.1857; + 5.12.1897. Younger brother of Edmond. Originally a goldsmith. Recorded as a photographer living in Charleroi on the occasion of the publication of his marriage banns to Marie Claire Smits (° Koblenz [Prussia, D], 10.4.1860; + ?, 23.9.1922) on 10.4.1884. Only listed in the 1885 Ghent directory. This address was most likely a temporary studio before Sacré - Smits moved to Place du Commerce.
1884 * - 1897 + Gand, Place du Commerce, 12 [Recollettenplein]
Predecessor: Michel François Successor: Sacré - Smits Veuve Achille
Arrived here on 17.4.1884, coming from Rue de la Vigne, 50. Recorded as a photographer at this address on 19.10.1885 on the occasion of the birth of a son. Portrait studio and supplies. Sacré - Smits claimed to be the successor of Beernaert Frères, although François Michel had preceded him. In a 1891 advertisement, Sacré - Smits stated that he owned the negatives of Beernaert Frères and was the general agent in Belgium for "Plaques Photographiques Beernaert" (Dubbele wegwijzer der stad Gent en der provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, 1891). On CVs, "opposite the Palace of Justice".

Locations

1884 / Gand, Rue de la Vigne, 50
1884 * - 1897 + Gand, Place du Commerce, 12 [Recollettenplein]

Exhibitions

Bruges, 1890; Brussels, 1891; Ghent, 1892 (reportages on platinum); Ghent, 1895 (flowers); Courtrai, 1897.

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1889 - 1897

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3730

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 16.2.2018, 25.7.2019, 14.7.2020 & 11.9.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght and merged with entry 1997#3728 "Sacré, A.[1]"; SFJ revised 1.6.2021 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 24.11.2021 & 2.12.2021; MD revised 9.12.2021 based on information supplied by Philippe Debergh (Archief Gent)

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