Hansen, Schou & Weller
Niels Christian Hansen (a portrait painter), his brother Georg Emil Hansen and the lieutenant-turned-businessman Albert Schou founded the studio on 1 December 1867. It was originally called "Hansen & Schou". In 1869, Clemens Weller, a native of Germany, joined the firm. He was originally a bookbinder, but had learned photography from Georg Hansen. At that point the company became known as "Hansen, Schou and Weller".
On 14 April 1869, the firm received a Royal warrant of appointment. In 1872, they participated in the Nordic Industrial and Art Exhibition in Copenhagen. In later years, they were known as "Hansen & Weller". In 1885, the studio moved into the Berckentin Palace. Weller eventually became the sole owner. He specialized in portraits of celebrities and the aristocracy. On his death in 1900, he left approximately 360,000 carefully preserved photographic plates.
Opera Singer Mariano Padilla
Painter Bertha Wegmann
Prime Minister Ludvig Holstein-Holsteinborg
Composer Niels Wilhelm Gade
Psychologist Carl Lange
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- Bjørn Ochsner: Fotografer i og fra Danmark til og med år 1920, 1986, ISBN 87-552-1216-6
- Dansk Fotografihistorie, ed. Mette Sandbye. Gyldendal, Copenhagen 2004, ISBN 87-00-39586-2