|||| |||| ||||

Toma Vučić Perišić

  • Era/Century: 19th
  • Author: Jovan Popović
  • Dating: 1841
  • Material: crystal
  • Technique: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: height 54,5, width 68 cm
  • ID Number: U 78
  • Property: Belgrade City Museum
  • On Display: The Residence of Princess Ljubica

© Terms of use

Toma Vučić Perišić (1788–1859) was a participant of the First and Second Serbian Uprisings and a prominent figure of the government established by the Defenders of the Constitution (Ustavobranitelji). He was initially a collaborator of Miloš Obrenović, to become one of his most severe opponents. Vučić Perišić played a role in Miloš's abdication and the expulsion from the country of Prince Mihailo and the Obrenović family in 1842.

The portrait dates from the period when Toma Vučić Perišić was one of the most powerful people in Serbia. He is shown in ceremonial and lavish Oriental outfit reflecting his high position of a statesman. Sticking to tradition, he kept on wearing Oriental dress, even though the majority of the bourgeois elite in Serbia adopted European dress styles.

Contact

Isidora Savić
Fine Arts and Music before 1950
+381 11 263 08 25
Mobile: +381 60 500 51 34
Fax: +381 11 328 35 04
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
vCard