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

circa 1911


Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 - 07 Feb 1948


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'.


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


Artist information

Dora Ohlfsen

Artist profile

Works in the collection

33


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history