The Art Heritage of the Pejacevic family is a title of a guest exhibition of the Art Museum from Osijek was opened on Sunday at the Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik.
The exhibition presents works of distinguished artists such as a baroque painter from Vienna J. G. Weickert, an English portrait painter A. Ossani, a sculptor from Hungary J. Engel, artists from the Austro-Hungarian art circles Móro Than and Franz Pinter as well as the Croatian painter J. F. Mücke. The Croatian modern art is also represented in this exhibition through the art works of Vlaho Bukovac, Mencije Clement Crncic and Nasta Rojc.
The noble family Pejacevic had a number of rich art collections in their castles in Croatia and abroad. These works were continuously collected since the beginning of the 18th century when the family arrived and settled in Slavonia and Srijem till the Second World War. Nowadays these art works are mostly a part of the holdings of galleries and museums in Croatia and in part they belong to private owners. By their quality and quantity these art collections make the most significant part of the art heritage of eastern Croatia.
The authors of this exhibition are Jasminka Najcer Sabljak a doctor of science and an art curator in the Museum of Art and Silvija Lučevnjak a professor and a director of the Homeland museum in Našice.
The exhibition will remain open until the 10th of July in the Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik.