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Image of plaster cast for bronze bust of Colonel Duke di Valminuta by Dora Ohlfsen

circa 1915


Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 - 07 Feb 1948


About

Duke Fulco Tosti di Valminuta was a good friend and patron of Dora Ohlfsen. The 'Triad' noted in 1921 that "this bust was made by Miss Dora Ohlfsen on a commission from the officers and men of the Duke’s Regiment". The Duke was a Neapolitan and had his principal residence at Gaeta. He also had a house at Formia, where Ohlfsen designed the war memorial. It was probably through his support that the memorial was approved.


Details


Date

circa 1915


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

12.3 x 11.5 cm image; 13.5 x 12.3 cm sheet


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

ARC366.1.23


Artist information

Dora Ohlfsen

Artist profile

Works in the collection

33


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


"Dora Ohlfsen and her work", Sydney, 10 Sep 1921, p.23.

"The Duca di Valminuta", 10 Oct 1921, p.45. illus.