Wilmotte, Joseph

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Amateur

Details

Life dates

Liège, 1834 - Visé, 1893

Activity

1878 - 1893 + Liège
° 14.5.1834; + 19.5.1893. Industrialist. Manufacturer of silverware and of gilt bronzeware. Member of the "Gilde de Saint Thomas et Saint Luc" from 1874 onwards. Joseph and his son Georges took part in outings by the Guild, taking turns in using a camera; "Whether it was a question of fixing an architectural detail, a notable piece of metalware, or a general view of a monument, we would immediately call on the good offices and the skill of the two Wilmottes, and always successfully. If the weather was overcast or the gloom inside churches required a longer exposure, our two operators spared neither patience nor their habitual good humour, even if it meant returning late for dinner long after the rest of the company had been comfortably seated" (Bulletin de la Gilde de Saint Thomas et Saint Luc, vol. 9&, 1893, p. 181). He experimented photographic enamels in 1886 and snapshots taken on a train moving at 45 km per hour. Vice-president of the Liège section of the ABP from 1879 until 1881. Not in ABP membership lists from 1889 to 1892. Erroneously "Wilmotte G." in 1888 and 1893.

Locations

1878 - 1893 + Liège

Exhibitions

Liège, 1892.

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Techniques

Bibliography/Webography

De MOFFARTS d’HOUCHENEE, Alain. L’atelier d’orfèvrerie néo-gothique Wilmotte à Liège. Joseph Wilmotte (1834-1893), un orfèvre au service d’une idéologie, Louvain-la-Neuve, Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres, 1992 (unpublished dissertation).

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1878 - 1893

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#4789

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 21.7.2018

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