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Name of Object:

Fugitives Of Herzegovina

Other name of the Object (second name):

Fugitives Of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Belgrade, Serbia

Holding Institution:

The National Museum

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Date of Object:



Uros Predic (1857, Orlovat, Serbia-1953, Belgrade, Serbia)

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Material(s) / Technique(s):

Oil on canvas


114.5 x 148.5 cm


Belgrade, Serbia


In response to events in the Serbo-Turkish war of 1875-78, Uroš Predić presents his extremely realistic treatment of a subject glorifying not the heroic struggle for liberation, but the hardships of innocent people forced to go into hiding. The artist was inspired by similar works with historical subjects, like those painted by Jaroslav Čermak (1831-1878), but painted his figures from live models, mostly close relatives who posed for him in a Belgrade studio. Thanks to the world-renowned scientist and benefactor Mihailo Pupin (1854-1935), Fugitives of Herzegovina became a part of the collection of the National Museum in Belgrade in 1923.

Citation of this web page:

Petar Petrovic "Fugitives Of Herzegovina" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;sb;7;en

Database entry origination:

Prepared by: Petar Petrovic
Copyedited by: Daniel De la Vega

MWNF Working Number: RS 007

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