|Born: Jaques François Kumpfler |
Other: Francesco Heyland
Other: Heyland e Figlio
Joint: Deroche & Heyland
|Dates: ||1830 - 1908|
(Courtesy of Patrick Montgomery, 8 July 2022)
Jaques François Kumpfler, aka Francesco Heyland, (1830-1908) was born in Geneva, the son of Swiss watercolorist and illustrator Jean-Christophe Kumpfler. In 1857 he was working with his father (then calling himself Giovanni Heyland) in Milan as a daguerreotypist and photographer under the name Heyland e Figlio. In 1864 he began an association with the French photographers Hippolyte and Victor Deroche from Lyon, in a firm called Deroche & Heyland. He left in 1868 to open a studio under his own name, Francesco Heyland. These photographs are from an album he published in 1868, with the title printed in English, “Photographs of the Carthusian Monastery of the Certosa of Pavia by Signor Francis Heyland Photographer to His Majesty the King of Italy”.
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