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VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

Studio portrait of Marija Jovanović

Studio portrait of Marija Jovanović, © Museum of Applied Artenlarge


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Object:Studio portrait of Marija Jovanović
Description:Full-length shot of an elderly woman seated in an upholstered carved wooden chair.
Comment:Marija Jovanović (~1795–1879, Belgrade) was married to merchant Jovan Jovanović, with whom she had three children, Anastas, Mihailo and Katarina. Anastas later became a prominent photographer, while his sister married Nikola Hadži Popović, a high Serbian official. Marija belonged to a highly respected family in Vraca, an important administrative and garrison city during Ottoman rule. After her husband had passed away, she went to live with her brother in Belgrade, where the latter worked as a dressmaker for Prince Miloš Obrenović. Photograph kept in Anastas Jovanović's album.
Date:Not after 1860
Creator:Jovanović, Anastas (probably), (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 95mm x 62mm
Format:Carte de visite
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:210 Records > 215 Photography
290 Clothing
430 Exchange > 438 Domestic Trade
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
590 Familiy
880 Adolescene, Adulthood, and Old Age > 888 Status and Treatment of the Aged
Bibliography:Antić, Radmila. "Anastas Jovanović, talbotipije i fotografije." Beograd: Muzej grada Beograda, 1986.
Copyright:Muzej Primenjene Umetnosti
Archive:Museum of Applied Art, Inv. No.: 10430
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic