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Name of Object:

Portrait of an officer Dusan T. Urošević

Location:

Belgrade, Serbia

Holding Museum:

Museum of Applied Art

Date:

1907

Type of object:

Photograph

Museum Inventory Number:

20825

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Photograph

Dimensions:

H: 16.2cm, W: 10.5cm

Provenance:

Niš

Description:

Portrait of Dušan T. Urošević, an officer, shows a Pirot kilim as a prop on the floor of the photographer’s studio in Niš. The border of the kilim is decorated with Queen’s sleeve (kraljičin rukav) ornament. As it was common in late 19th and early 20th century, the subject wasn’t portrayed in a real-life environment, but in carefully staged photographer’s studio setting. Besides the Pirot kilim and furniture, other props used in the studio were a curtain, a tablecloth, a vase with the flowers and a book.

How date and origin were established:

By stylistic analysis and historical documents (name of the photographer printed on the cardstock mount)

How Object was obtained:

Purchased in 1995

Citation of this web page:

Draginja Maskareli "Portrait of an officer Dusan T. Urošević"  [db_in_citation_dca]  2017. http://www.discovercarpetart.org/database_item.php?itemId=object;DCA;sb;Mus31;18;en

Prepared by: Draginja Maskareli

MWNF Working Number: RS1_018