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Title

The Right Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith

Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 – 07 Feb 1948

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  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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    Dora Ohlfsen

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    Works in the collection

    33

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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