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Studio portrait of statesman Pavle Denić, a boy and a young man

Studio portrait of statesman Pavle Denić, a boy and a young man, © Miloš JurišićenlargeStudio portrait of statesman Pavle Denić, a boy and a young man, © Miloš Jurišić


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Object:Studio portrait of statesman Pavle Denić, a boy and a young man
Description:Full-length group portrait of three men. One of them is sitting on a chair in formal attire, holding a pair of gloves and a hat in his lap. Two younger men are standing behind him, one on the left, dressed in a dark coat, the other one on the right, depicted in profile and wearing an officer's uniform. He is also holding an officer's cap and a pair of gloves in his left hand. A painted canvas backdrop is creating the impression of the scene being set in a drawing room.
Comment:Pavle Denić was born in Belgrade in 1855 the son of Petar Denić and Katarina, née Beli-Marković, a descendant of the famous Baba-Dudić family, who had immigrated from Kosovo. In Belgrade he completed the Military Academy before obtaining a degree in engineering at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. He became a full professor of Geodesy at the Military Academy and performed numerous functions in the political and economic life of Serbia, such as Consul General in Skopje and Thessaloniki, Mayor of the City of Belgrade, head of the Belgrade district, director of the Tobacco factory, commissioner of the National Bank, etc. In 1902 and 1903 he also served as Minister of Internal Affairs and of Civil Engineering and as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. In the 1890s there was a saying which roughly translates as: "The Karađorđević have pretensions to Serbia, the Obrenović reign over serbia, and the Baba-Dudić govern Serbia".
Date:Not before 1896, Not after 1903
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 123mm x 62mm
Format:Carte de visite
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:270 Drink, Drugs, and Indulgence > 277 Tobacco Industry
290 Clothing
300 Adornment
340 Structures
450 Finance
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
630 Territorial Organisation
640 State
650 Government Activities
660 Political Behavior
700 Armed Forces
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Copyright:Miloš Jurišić
Archive:Miloš Jurišić, Inv. No.: Pavle Denic ministar, drzavnik_0028
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic