Eduard Isaac Asser

1809 - 1884

Claimant or beneficiary


Lawyer of Amsterdam and early pioneer of photography, awarded compensation with David Haim Henriques De Castro (q.v.) as executors of executor of Joseph de la Pena and Curator of Aron Jacoba de Prado.

  1. “Eduard Asser was born into a family of prosperous lawyers. His parents belonged to the elite of Amsterdam. In 1821 the family moved into a large house on Singel canal, near the Mint tower where the young Eduard was to live all his life. He followed his father into the legal profession, but also became a passionate amateur painter. In around 1842 Asser began experimenting with photography. Two versions of the new medium had recently been invented, in France and Britain. Asser employed both methods. He made portraits of his friends and relatives, photographed still lifes and scenes in the city. The earliest surviving photos of Amsterdam are Asser's pictures.”


T71/885 British Guiana claim nos. 24 (Bloemhoff) and 130A & B.

  1. [accessed 04/09/2012].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Edward Isaac Asser

Associated Claims (2)

£901 1s 8d
£4,387 1s 2d

Addresses (1)

Amsterdam, Netherlands