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Studio portrait of Neofit Rilski

Studio portrait of Neofit Rilski, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National LibraryenlargeStudio portrait of Neofit Rilski, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library


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Object:Studio portrait of Neofit Rilski
Description:Half length shot of an elderly man in an Orthodox priest garb.
Comment:Neofit Rilski or Neophyte of Rila (1793 - 1881), born Nikola Poppetrov Benin, was a monk, teacher and artist, and an important figure of the Bulgarian National Revival. The photograph was taken earlier - before 1881, and mounted later on a card - after 1888, by the court photographer Ivan Karastoyanov in Sofia.
Date:Not after 1881
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Court photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 141mm x 91mm
Image: 116mm x 81mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
770 Religious Beliefs
790 Ecclesiatical Organization
870 Education
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Copyright:Национална Библиотека "Св. св. Кирил и Методий"
Archive:St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library, Inv. No.: C II 512
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova