|Dates: ||1827 (?) - 1861, 27 April|
|Born: ||France, Paris|
|Died: ||Japan, Yokohama|
|Active: ||Australia / China|
French photographer who arrived in Melbourne 2 November 1857 and worked as a photographer with a studio at 132 Collins Street East. He took high quality photographs of early Melbourne, the countryside of Victoria and the goldfields. In 1859 he went to Manila. In 1860 he was awarded funds by the French government to leave Manila to accompany the French military expedition in China during the Second Chinese Opium War. From July to November 1860 he wrote Lettres de Chine that were published in Le Moniteur in fifteen installments appearing between 12 October 1860 and 3 February 1861. He was taken ill in China and went to Japan where he died in Yokohama.
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