Charles (Carl Michael) Bernhoeft, was born on 22nd of July 1859 in Luxembourg, and for 30 years was one of the most famous photographers and portrait artists in Luxembourg.
As photographer of the Grand Ducal court, he took in 1904 the historic photo of Princesses Hilda, Charlotte and Marie-Adélaïde shown on the stamp.
In addition to portraits, he produced photographs of the countryside, commercialized post cards, and created photo albums, all published by himself. Another aspect of his activities were photographic works commissioned by businesses.
In collaboration with Jean-Nicolas Moes, Bernhoeft created in 1895 the first illustrated weekly magazine of Luxembourg “Das Luxemburger Land in Wort und Bild” but, alas, publication ended after only nine issues.
Bernhoeft was the inventor of a device for taking interior photos by means of an indirect magnesium flash. Bernhoeft patented this device and showcased it in international exhibitions.
He succeeded in selling it to a large number of his European colleagues of the day.
Bernhoeft retired in 1910 and passed away on 7th of February 1933 in Beggen.
|Price of the series :||1,00 + 0,90 + 0,70 = 2,60 €|
|Layout:||Advantage Communication S.A., Luxembourg (L);|
|Printing:||High-resolution offset and helioprint by "Enschedé Stamps", Haarlem (NL);|
44,00 x 30,00 mm, 10 stamps per sheet.