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 © Muzej primenjene umetnosti, Beograd


Name of Object:

Wedding portrait of King Aleksandar and Queen Draga of Serbia

Location:

Belgrade, Serbia

Holding Museum:

Museum of Applied Art

Date:

1900

Type of object:

Poster

Artists:

Milan Jovanović

Museum Inventory Number:

20192

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Print

Dimensions:

H: 28.2cm, W: 22.6cm

Provenance:

Belgrade

Description:

At the end of the 19th and during the first decade of the 20th century Pirot kilims served as unavoidable decor in public buildings and in important public manifestations. An official wedding photo of King Alexander Obrenović of Serbia and Queen Draga, shows a royal couple standing on the Pirot kilims, used as floor coverings in this solemn occasion as distinguished national products. The official photograph, taken on 4 August 1900 by the court photographer Milan Jovanović, was issued on a poster by the bookstore of Sreten J. Djordjević and printed by the State Printing House of the Kingdom of Serbia.

How date and origin were established:

Through historical research

How Object was obtained:

Donated by Rajko Sikimić from Belgrade in 1996

Selected bibliography:

Bujić, M. et al., “Obrenovići u kolekcijama Muzeja primenjene umetnosti”, in A. Marušić and A. Bolović (eds), Obrenovići u muzejskim I drugim zbirkama Srbije II, Gornji Milanovac: Muzej rudničko-takovskog kraja, 2014: 181–206.

Citation of this web page:

Draginja Maskareli "Wedding portrait of King Aleksandar and Queen Draga of Serbia"  [db_in_citation_dca]  2017. http://www.discovercarpetart.org/database_item.php?itemId=object;DCA;sb;Mus31;14;en

Prepared by: Draginja Maskareli

MWNF Working Number: RS1_014