Modern Crusader

  • Malvina Hoffman, Modern Crusader, ca. 1917-1919, cast bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Given in memory of Vaso Trivanovitch by Miriam Hapgood Dewitt and John Dewitt, 1979.123

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Modern Crusader is a portrait of Colonel Milan Pribicevic, a leading figure in the formation of Yugoslavia. Malvina Hoffman modeled it as a gift to him, probably sometime during his visit to the United States on a recruiting mission. It is said that the artist and her sitter fell in love, but that Hoffman would not leave her home and career to get married.

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“He was gaunt and weary. His eyes were deep sunk in their sockets . . . Only his firm mouth and his powerful chin showed no trace of the inhuman punishment which his body and soul had received during half a decade of life in the trenches . . .” Nephew of Milan Pribicevic, 1918

Title
Modern Crusader
Artist
Date
ca. 1917-1919
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
18 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 10 in. (46.5 x 30.0 x 25.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Given in memory of Vaso Trivanovitch by Miriam Hapgood Dewitt and John Dewitt

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – military
  • History – medieval
  • Dress – historic – armor
Object Number
1979.123
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