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Studio portrait of Vela Nigrinova posing as 'Madame Sans-Géne'

Studio portrait of Vela Nigrinova posing as 'Madame Sans-Géne', © Museum of Theater Art of SerbiaenlargeStudio portrait of Vela Nigrinova posing as 'Madame Sans-Géne', © Museum of Theater Art of Serbia


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Object:Studio portrait of Vela Nigrinova posing as 'Madame Sans-Géne'
Description:Full-length shot of a seated woman. She is wearing a dark coat over her white, floor-length dress with a lace hem. Her right arm is resting on a table next to her. A painted canvas backdrop is creating the impression of the scene being set outdoors.
Comment:Madame Sans-Géne is the main character in the eponymous play by Victorien Sardou and Emile Moreau. 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.
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 207mm x 133mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:180 Total Culture > 181 Ethos
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
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-284
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic