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Title

The Right Hon. D. Lloyd George


Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 - 07 Feb 1948


About

Dora Ohlfsen first made her name creating portraits of the rich and powerful. In her Rome studio salon, she and her partner Elena von Kügelgen would entertain nobility, leading members in the church and the literary and artistic figures who made up the sophisticated art scene in Rome.

When visiting London to arrange the sale of her Anzac medal in 1919, Ohlfsen - already highly regarded for her portrait medallions - sculpted the portraits of several leading figures. British Prime Minister, The Right Hon. D. Lloyd George - and his immediate predecessor The Right Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith - sat for Ohlfsen during her visit.


Details


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

bronze medallion


Dimensions

12.0 diam.


Signature & date

Signed l.r., incised "DORA OHLFSEN". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the New South Wales Government 1920


Location

Not on display


Accession number

1204


Artist information

Dora Ohlfsen

Artist profile

Works in the collection

33


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Catherine Speck, Painting ghosts: Australian women artists in wartime, Melbourne, 2004, 82.