Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston
22 Aug 1869 - 07 Feb 1948
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.
6.0 cm diam.
Signature & date
Signed l.r. "DORA OHLFSEN". Not dated.
National Art Archive. Purchased 2014.
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Dora Ohlfsen and the facade commission, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Oct 2019–08 Mar 2020