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

Studio portrait of Princess Jelena of Serbia

Studio portrait of Princess Jelena of Serbia, © Miloš JurišićenlargeStudio portrait of Princess Jelena of Serbia, © Miloš Jurišić


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Object:Studio portrait of Princess Jelena of Serbia
Description:Full-length shot of a young woman sitting in a padded chair and resting her arms on the armrests. She is dressed in a white, floor-length evening gown and holding fan in her right hand. She is looking at the camera. In the background there is a painted canvas backdrop depicting a cloudy sky. The woman has signed her name and the date on the recto.
Comment:Jelena Karađorđević (1884, Cetinje–1962, Nice) was the daughter of King Petar I of Yugoslavia and his wife Princess Zorka of Montenegro. She was the older sister of Đorđe (George), Crown Prince of Serbia and Aleksandar I of Yugoslavia. Jelena was a niece both of Anastasia (Stana) of Montenegro, who was Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia's wife, and of Milica of Montenegro, who was the Grand Duke Peter Nicolaievich of Russia's wife. Milica of Montenegro was the one to introduce Grigori Rasputin to Tsarina Alexandra.
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 135mm x 212mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
300 Adornment
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
570 Interpersonal Relations
590 Familiy
640 State
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Copyright:Miloš Jurišić
Archive:Miloš Jurišić, Inv. No.: princeza Jelena Karadjordjevic 1905 134,5x212mm_0003
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic