Daveluy, E.

Daveluy, Edouard Alexis, born in 1812 in Ghent and died in 1894 in Bruges, was a printer, lithographer, and later became a photographer (from 1845). In 1835, he moved from Ghent to Bruges, where his father had started a lithographic printing business. In 1836, Edouard Daveluy registered as a lithographer and gradually took over his father's company. He exhibited chromolithographs at the Brussels Exhibition in 1841. In 1842, he was granted the title of “Lithographer to the King of the Belgians”, which was confirmed by King Leopold II in 1866. In 1867, he opened a branch in Ostend. In 1851, Daveluy exhibited chromolithographs at the London World Exhibition in the Crystal Palace.

Edouard Daveluy produced hundreds of advertising porcelain cards, mainly between 1842 and 1853. His clientele was located in the largest Belgian cities, including Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, Ostend, and Ypres. There was also interest in his prints from abroad.

(Source: Claes M-C., KIK, https://balat.kikirpa.be/doc.php?priref=700000011&nr=1, pages 104-106)