Geneviève Élisabeth Disdéri

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Geneviève Élisabeth Disdéri (née Francart, c.1817–1878) was an early French photographer. In 1843, she married the pioneering photographer André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, partnering with him in their Brest daguerrotype studio from the late 1840s.[1] After her husband left for Paris in 1852, Geneviève continued to run the atelier alone. She is remembered for her 28 views of Brest, mainly architectural, which were published as Brest et ses Environs in 1856.[2] In 1872, she moved to Paris, opening a studio in the Rue du Bac where she was possibly assisted by her son Jules. Trade listings indicate she continued to operate her studio until her death in a Paris hospital in 1878.[3]


  1. ^ Kelly E. Wilder, "Geneviève Élisabeth Disdéri", Oxford Companion to the Photograph. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  2. ^ Nilsen, Micheline (2011). Architecture in Nineteenth Century Photographs: Essays on Reading a Collection. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 181–. ISBN 978-1-4094-0904-5. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "An unidentified dancer", Paul Frecker London. Retrieved 21 March 2013.