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Title

Mother and child

1906

Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 – 07 Feb 1948

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  • Details

    Date
    1906
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    bronze medallion
    Dimensions
    9.2 diam.
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., incised "DORA OHLFSEN .. / 1906"

    Credit
    Purchased 1916
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    1210
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Dora Ohlfsen

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    Works in the collection

    33

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  • About

    Dora Ohlfsen was born in 1869 in Ballarat, Victoria. At the age of 23 she left Australia to study music in Berlin but abandoned her studies after developing neuritis of the arm. Ohlfsen moved to Russia and then Italy, where in 1902 she began studying with artists of the French Academy, including the medallist Pierre Dautel.

    After setting up a studio in Rome, Ohlfsen became known as a sculptor and medallist and within a very few years, was considered one of the world’s most highly regarded sculptors of medallions.

    Portrait or fine art medallions are an ancient form of commemorative sculpture which found renewed popularity in the European Renaissance, then again in the late 1800s.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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