Wynants, François (& Driessens, Victor)

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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  • Maison Centrale de Photographie

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Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Antwerp, 1820 - ?, ?

Activity

1864 * - 1869 Anvers, Rempart du Lombard, 76
Successor: Van Oudenhoven Jos #
Adrianus Franciscus, ° 1.2.1820. Wynants had lived in the Americas for many years. He arrived at this address on 6.1.1864 coming from Buenos Aires [Argentina]. Studio operational by 20.8.1864. Created "a photographic portrait of Lincoln, taken from life and life-size" (De Koophandel, 5.5.1865). He formed a brief partnership, c. 1866-1867, with Jean Baptiste "Victor" Driessens (° Lille [F], 1820; + Antwerp, 1885), who was initially registered here as an actor on 6.1.1864, then as a photographer before leaving on 3.7.1867. Wynants was subsequently active at this address at the same time as Emile Mangel du Mesnil and the latter's successor Jos Van Oudenhoven who appears to have coexisted with Wynants in 1869. Wynants moved to Begijnenvest, 54, on 15.9.1874. Advertisement in 1876 during the Centennial Exhibition: F. Wynants & C°, 119, Market Street, Philadelphia, USA (Journal des Inventeurs, 1.2.1876).

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1864 * - 1869 Anvers, Rempart du Lombard, 76

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#4828

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 13.9.2019 & 11.12.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 8.12.2020

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