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Title

Portrait of Dora Ohlfsen

1896


Artist

Unknown

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics


About

Around 1896 Dora Ohlfsen relocated to St Petersburg, Russia from Germany. Abandoning her dreams of becoming a concert pianist, she noted at this time "I think I did everything under the sun. I taught, I coached students for the Conservatorium, I did journalistic work for the American Consul-General, I did anything that offered". It was in Russia that she began making art. Just prior to moving to St Petersburg, Ohlfsen had met the Russian aristocrat Elena von Kugelgen, who became her life-long partner. After spending 6 years in St Petersburg, Ohflsen and von Kugelgen moved to Rome, to escape the increasingly delicate political situation and for Ohlfsen to pursue her career as a sculptor.


Details


Place where the work was made

St Petersburg Russia


Date

1896


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

7.8 x 7.8 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

National Art Archive. Gift of Dora Stanford 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

ARC366.1.8


Artist information

Unknown

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Steven Miller and Eileen Chanin, Awakening, Adelaide, 2015, plate 3. illustrated (detail)