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Image of 'Dionysius' by Dora Ohlfsen

1930s


Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 - 07 Feb 1948


About

This sculpture of Dionysius by Dora Ohlfsen was eventually used on her tomb in the non-Catholic cemetery of Rome. In 1932 the journalist Tom H. Cochran visited Ohlfsen's studio in Rome. He saw this work there and wrote of it:" Dionysius of the Orphic Rites - the spiritual manifestation of Bacchus. The beautifully modelled head and bust of a young man in grey stone, the Italian 'pietra serena'".


Details


Date

1930s


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

copy print of a gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

25.5 x 20.5 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

National Art Archive. Gift of Dora Stanford 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

ARC366.1.27


Artist information

Dora Ohlfsen

Artist profile

Works in the collection

33


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Tom Cochran, "Dora Ohlfsen's work", 07 Apr 1932.