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Title

Image of pastel portrait of Mrs Grey by Dora Ohlfsen

1917

Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 – 07 Feb 1948

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  • Details

    Date
    1917
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    16.0 x 11.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed c., verso, ink "Dora Ohlfsen". Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Dora Stanford 1995
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC366.1.22
    Copyright

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    Dora Ohlfsen

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    Works in the collection

    39

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  • About

    Mrs Grey (Alexandra Simpson) was the model used for the figure of Australia on Dora Ohlfsen's Anzac medal. This pastel portrait was exhibited in Sydney during 1920, upon Ohlfsen's return visit to Australia.

    A reviewer in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' noted: "one of the beauties of the English colony at Rome, Mrs Grey (Miss Alexandra Simpson), daughter of the British High Commissioner in China. The drawing wonderfully reproduces the pensive charm of the hazel eyes, whilst the features betray the fact that she sat for ‘Australia’ in the Anzac medal".

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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