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Gaudenzio Marconi

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Gaudenzio Marconi (12 March 1841, Comologne, Switzerland–1885, Schaerbeck, Belgium) was a Swiss/Italian photographer who later worked in France and Belgium. Early life Born into a family of probable Italian origin on March 12, 1842, in Comologne, in French-speaking Switzerland. He married Adrienne Fontaine (born Amsterdam, 1844). Paris In 1862 Marconi is recorded as an “artist-painter” a with studio at 11 rue de Buci. A skilled photographer, he acquired the Paris studio, and some of the merchandise, abandoned by Joseph Auguste Belloc in 1868, and listed himself in the Paris directory as photographer specialising in studies for artists, sold as académies (photographic figure studies), of nude men, women and children. In 1869 he registered his photographs in the depot legale or copyright office through which the government censorship administration approved photographs for sale. He marketed them, and some later attributed to his Austrian colleague Hermann Heid
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