‘Croatian Clothes-shop, Agram’

‘Croatian Clothes-shop, Agram’
Accession number: 
Balfour Library, Eur 8vo (6)
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Page featuring an engraving by ‘W. J. M.’ (made after a drawing by Arthur Evans), captioned ‘Croatian Clothes-shop, Agram’, published in Arthur J. Evans, Through Bosnia and the Herzegóvina on Foot during the Insurrection, August and September 1875 (London, 1876), p.4.

Artist: ‘W. J. M.’ (initials of engraver), after an original drawing [1941.8.178] by Arthur John Evans
Date of publication: 1876
Continent: Europe
Geographical area: Southern Europe
Country: Croatia
Region/Place: Zagreb
Cultural group: European Croat
Format: Woodcut engraving
Page size: 234 x 141 mm
Acquisition: Henry Balfour. Bequeathed February 1939


Research notes: It has been identified by Philip Grover that this woodcut engraving by ‘W. J. M.’ (initials of unidentified engraver) was based on an original drawing [1941.8.178] by Arthur John Evans, being the depiction of a clothes shop seen in Zagreb. It was published in Evans’ account of his journey, Through Bosnia and the Herzegóvina on Foot during the Insurrection, August and September 1875 (London, 1876), p.4, printed with the caption ‘Croatian Clothes-shop, Agram’. Evans recorded in the volume: ‘The headings over the shops are almost entirely Sclavonic. Brilliant, quite Oriental, are the stores where the gay Croatian costumes are hung out to tempt the passing peasant’: Through Bosnia and the Herzegóvina on Foot, p.4. The same engraving was earlier published in the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic, 9 October 1875, p.348, captioned at bottom of the page ‘1. Croatian Tailor’s Shop, Agram.’ Note that Agram is the German name for Zagreb, Croatia.