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Brand Frères: portrait of a Belgian priest, Brussels ca. 1860

Image of Brand Frères: portrait of a Belgian priest, Brussels ca. 1860

A strong portrait of a priest holding a Bible, by Brand Frère, Brussels.

The Brand Frères were pioneers in the Belgian history of photography. As soon as 1842, they started making daguerreotypes in Brussels. On 30/03/1843 the brothers made early forensic daguerreotypes ("mug shots") in Brussels prison.
A patent for 'copying portraits and landscapes on paper instead of metal plates' was granted in 1845.
They had several addresses during their career.

This 4th plate daguerreotype is in good condition. Some dust on the original glass. Original seals still present.
Part of the 'porcelain card' clearly visible on the back.

Rare!

Literature:
published on daguerreobase.org
Abeels, Gustave. Les Pionniers de la Photographie a Bruxelles.