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Studio portrait of Nikola Korchev

Studio portrait of Nikola Korchev, © National Museum of Military History SofiaenlargeStudio portrait of Nikola Korchev, © National Museum of Military History Sofia


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Object:Studio portrait of Nikola Korchev
Description:Full length shot of an elderly man wearing a military uniform with insignias of honour and a fur cap. He is holding a rifle with the bayonet attached in his right hand. A wreath of flowers has been slipped over the rifle. A painted canvas backdrop is creating the illusion of the scene being set in nature.
Comment:Nikola Korchev (1836 - 1921) was a opalchenets-pobornik, meaning "volunteer combatant", in the Russo-Ottoman War of 1877 – 1878. He was honoured for saving the Samara flag.
Date:Not before 1892
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Court photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 208mm x 123mm
Image: 189mm x 123mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:150 Behavior Processes and Personality > 156 Social Personality
700 Armed Forces
710 Military Technology > 714 Uniform and Accouterment
720 War
640 State > 648 International Relations
Copyright:Национален Военноисторически Музей
Archive:National Museum of Military History Sofia, Inv. No.: 36
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova