This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Hungarian. (February 2011) Click [show] for important translation instructions.
View a machine-translated version of the Hungarian article.
Google's machine translation is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.
Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.
Soma Orlai Petrich, aka Soma Orlay Petrich (October 22, 1822, Mezőberény - June 5, 1880, Budapest) was a Hungarian painter, born to a Serbian father and Hungarian mother.
Originally aspiring to become a writer, Petrich was a pupil of Jakab Marastoni in 1846. He attended Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller's school in Vienna beginning in 1847. Petrich often painted historical themes and in his lithographs he portrayed experiences during the war of independence. He studied from Kaulbach in Munich from 1850. He painted "The Corpse of Louis II" in 1851, a decade before Bertalan Székely's painting of the same theme. He was also a popular portraitist.