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Image of pastel portrait of Mrs Grey by Dora Ohlfsen

1917


Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 - 07 Feb 1948


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".


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


Artist information

Dora Ohlfsen

Artist profile

Works in the collection

33


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


'The art of Dora Ohlfsen', Sydney, 09 Nov 1920.