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Studio portrait of Petar Gruev

Studio portrait of Petar Gruev, © Scientific Archive of the Bulgarian Academy of SciencesenlargeStudio portrait of Petar Gruev, © Scientific Archive of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


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Object:Studio portrait of Petar Gruev
Description:Full length shot of a man in military uniform with insignias of honour. He is carrying a sword on which he has placed his left hand. His right hand is resting on a light-coloured fur cap which has been placed on a small round wooden table. Painted canvas backdrop with illusionistic architecture. Recto: autograph in Cyrillic and in Latin letters.
Comment:Petar Dimitrov Gruev (1855 - 1942) was an officer and military engineer, who fought in the Russo-Ottoman War of 1877 - 1878, and in the Serbo-Bulgarian War of 1885. Petar Gruev made the rank of major in the Bulgarian army, and became Russian lieutenant general.
Date:Not before 1885, Not after 1886
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 210mm x 133mm
Image: 185mm x 120mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:700 Armed Forces
710 Military Technology
640 State > 648 International Relations
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
Copyright:Научен архив на Българската академия на науките
Archive:Scientific Archive of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Inv. No.: Ф. 17К, оп. 1, а.е. 261
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova