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Title

Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston

1911

Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 – 07 Feb 1948

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  • Details

    Date
    1911
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    bronze medallion
    Dimensions
    6.0 cm diam.
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. "DORA OHLFSEN". Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Purchased 2014.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC366.2.2
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Dora Ohlfsen

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    Works in the collection

    39

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    The tradition of having a commemorative medal designed to celebrate the elevation of a member of the clergy to the Sacred College of Cardinals is a long one. Most cardinals tended to choose a medallist from their own country. It is interesting that the American William O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston, chose a female Australian artist, Dora Ohlfsen, to design his commemorative medallion.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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