William (Boehnke, known as), Jean François

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Person (Male)

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  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Givet [Ardennes, F], 1813 - Antwerp, 1873

Activity

1852 * Liège, Place de la Comédie, 23 (Café aux Divans)
[= Place du Spectacle = Place de la République française]. ° 10.4.1813; + 15.7.1873. Daguerreotypist and painter. J.F. Boehnke was initially recorded in the foreigners register in 1850. He is perhaps the William who is mentioned in the Charivari, Belgian edition, on 20.4.1850: "Mr William, who has given us such a great number of fine pictures of phantasmagoria, poliorama, chromatrope, etc."
1853 * Gand, Place d'Armes, 14
"Artist-painter from Paris", operating on the premises of Mr Seys, merchant tailor (Messager de Gand, 28.5.1853).
1854 Liège
Patent of 31.8.1854 (sa) for "a copying system by means of the daguerreotype". William, "photographer from Paris, patented by H.M. the King of the Belgians", operated from the Hotel "Oud Keizershof" in Den Bosch [NL] in July 1856.
1869 * - 1871 / Anvers, Rue du Pélican, 14
Photographer and café owner. He arrived from Dunkirk [F], where he claimed to have been "Photographer by appointment to His Majesty Leopold I, King of the Belgians". Studio in Dunkirk, Rue Mauriennne, 10, 1865-1866 ca. An earlier CV of 1860 ca bears a simple blue ink stamp: "William Dunkerke". A certain William (no initial) is recorded as operating in Lille [F], Rue de la Quenette, 5b in the late 1850s. He left Antwerp for Brussels in 1871, but is still listed in the 1873 directory at this address.

Locations

1852 * Liège, Place de la Comédie, 23 (Café aux Divans)
1853 * Gand, Place d'Armes, 14
1854 Liège
1869 * - 1871 / Anvers, Rue du Pélican, 14

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#4785

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 21.7.2018 and merged with entry 1997#4784 ("William"); revised 3.12.2018 & 9.12.2018

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