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Title

The Right Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith


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. Former British Prime Minister, The Right Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith - and his immediate successor The Right Hon. D. Lloyd George - 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

1205


Artist information

Dora Ohlfsen

Artist profile

Works in the collection

11


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history