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

Wedding portrait of Kosta and Zora Horstig

Wedding portrait of Kosta and Zora Horstig, © Museum of Applied ArtenlargeWedding portrait of Kosta and Zora Horstig, © Museum of Applied Art


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Object:Wedding portrait of Kosta and Zora Horstig
Description:Full-length photograph of a bride and a groom. The bride is wearing a wedding dress and holding a big bridal bouquet in front of her. The groom is dressed in uniform with insignia of honor and rank. He is leaning on his sabre and scabbard while looking down at his bride. A painted canvas backdrop is creating the impression of the scene being set in a room with stairs leading up to another floor.
Comment:Zora Horstig, née Pavlović, was the daughter of Mihajlo Pavlović, who was the owner of one of the greatest textile factories of his time in Belgrade and also Governor of the National Bank. Her contemporaries used to call her 'Pretty Ms. Horstig'. She married Kosta Horstig, who was an artillery officer and descendant of an old Prussian family. Kosta's father Paul von Horstig (Pavle Horstig) moved to Serbia after the Franco-Prussian War, where he became representative of Krupp and allegedly also one of the founders of freemasonry in Serbia. Kosta and Zora had two daughters, one of them named Olga.
Date:Not before 1900, Not after 1902
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 240mm x 160mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
290 Clothing > 294 Clothing Manufacture
300 Adornment
410 Tools and Appliances > 411 Weapons
440 Marketing
450 Finance > 453 Banking
460 Labor > 462 Division of Labor by Gender
470 Business and Industrial Organization
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
580 Marrige > 585 Nuptials
590 Familiy
640 State
660 Political Behavior
700 Armed Forces
710 Military Technology > 714 Uniform and Accouterment
740 Health and Welfare > 741 Philanthropic Foundations
790 Ecclesiatical Organization > 796 Organized Ceremonial
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Copyright:Muzej Primenjene Umetnosti
Archive:Museum of Applied Art, Inv. No.: 22274
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic