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Title

Dora Ohlfsen with the plaster cast of her 1922 medallion of Mussolini

(1922)

Artist

Unknown

Italy

  • Details

    Date
    (1922)
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    copy print of a gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    12.8 x 18.0 cm image/sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Dora Stanford 1995.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC366.1.3
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    33

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  • About

    In 1922 Mussolini agreed to sit for a portrait by Dora Ohlfsen. She visited him at Palazzo Chigi, making sketches for the work. He eventually signed the plaster cast of the medallion and inscribed it with the motto 'per adua ad astra' (through adversity to the stars). The portrait was a commission from Adrian Charles Moreing, the owner of a bauxite mine at Predil. The medallion was presented as a gift to Mussolini and another copy was placed at the entrance of the mine.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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