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Title

Portrait of Dora Ohlfsen

1896

Artist

Unknown

Union of Soviet Socialist Republic

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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

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