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Studio portrait of composer Davorin Jenko

Studio portrait of composer Davorin Jenko, © Museum of Theater Art of SerbiaenlargeStudio portrait of composer Davorin Jenko, © Museum of Theater Art of Serbia


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Object:Studio portrait of composer Davorin Jenko
Description:Half-length shot of a man sitting next to a piano. He is wearing a dark suit adorned with insignia of honor.
Comment:Davorin Jenko (1835, Dvorje – 1914, Ljubljana) was a famous Slovene composer. He is sometimes considered the father of Slovenian national Romantic music. He also composed the Serbian national anthem, 'Bože pravde' ('God of Justice') and the former Slovenian national anthem 'Naprej, zastava Slave' ('Forward, Flag of Glory!'). In 1862, he moved to the town of Pančevo in southern Vojvodina, where he worked as the choirmaster of the local Serbian Orthodox church. He later moved to Belgrade on the other side of the Austrian-Serbian border. There he worked as a composer in the Serbian National Theatre. Jenko was among the first four members of the Academy of Arts of the Royal Serbian Academy of Sciences, appointed by King Milan I of Serbia on 5 April 1887. He lived in Serbia until 1897, when he moved to Ljubljana. He was married to Vela Nigrinova, one of the first grande dames of Serbian theatre.
Date:Not after 1897
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Publisher:S.B. Cvijanović
Dimensions:Artefact: 137mm x 87mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:180 Total Culture > 184 Cultural Participation
530 Arts > 533 Music
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
580 Marrige
640 State
Copyright:Muzej Pozorišne Umetnosti Srbije
Archive:Museum of Theater Art of Serbia, Inv. No.: I-1674
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic