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Title

Image of plaster cast for 'Le septième voile' by Dora Ohlfsen

circa 1911

Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 – 07 Feb 1948

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  • Details

    Date
    circa 1911
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    copy print of a gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    25.5 x 20.3 cm image/sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Dora Stanford 1995
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC366.1.13
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Dora Ohlfsen

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    Works in the collection

    39

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  • About

    'Le septième voile' (The seventh veil) was one of a group of three nude sculptures that Dora Ohlfsen completed in the years between 1910 and 1914. The other two works were entitled 'Dawn' and 'The Pitcher goes to the fountain'. A reviewer in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' noted that this work was meant to invoke an Oriental dance: 'the arms close to the sides, with the hands upturned at the wrists, is from the dance of Salome'.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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