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Title

Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston

1911


Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 - 07 Feb 1948


About

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.


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


Artist information

Dora Ohlfsen

Artist profile

Works in the collection

33


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history