We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

🛈 We’re open again. Read about our COVID-safe plans and how you can visit.

Title

Image of 'Dionysius' by Dora Ohlfsen

1930s

Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 – 07 Feb 1948

Artist profile

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Dora Ohlfsen

    Artist profile

    Works in the collection

    39

    Share
  • 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'".

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Dora Ohlfsen

See all 39 works