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Studio portrait of Vela Nigrinova in character as 'Marguerite Gautier'

Studio portrait of Vela Nigrinova in character as 'Marguerite Gautier', © Museum of Theater Art of SerbiaenlargeStudio portrait of Vela Nigrinova in character as 'Marguerite Gautier', © Museum of Theater Art of Serbia

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Object:Studio portrait of Vela Nigrinova in character as 'Marguerite Gautier'
Description:Upper-body profile shot of a woman. She is wearing a dark, lace-trimmed dress and a flower pinned to her neckline.
Comment:Marguerite Gautier is the main character in Alexandre Dumas's novel 'La Dame aux camélias', which was adapted for the stage. Vela (Avgusta) Nigrinova (1862, Ljubljana – 1908, Belgrade) was the daughter of a Czechoslovakian father and a Slovenian mother. She was married to Davorin Jenko, a Slovenian composer and the author of the Serbian national anthem 'Bože pravde'. Vela is considered a superb early Serbian actress. For the major part of her acting career she lived in Belgrade and played at the Royal Serbian National Theatre.
Date:1893
Location:Belgrade
Country:Serbia
Type:Photograph
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 208mm x 129mm
Format:Boudoir
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:180 Total Culture > 181 Ethos
290 Clothing
300 Adornment
510 Living Standards and Routines > 516 Postures
530 Arts > 533 Music
530 Arts > 536 Drama
540 Commercialized Entertainment > 545 Musical and Theatrical Productions
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
590 Familiy
640 State
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Copyright:Muzej Pozorišne Umetnosti Srbije
Archive:Museum of Theater Art of Serbia, Inv. No.: II-298
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic
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