An image of Image of plaster cast of Mussolini medallion by Dora Ohlfsen

Dora Ohlfsen

(Australia 22 Aug 1869 – 07 Feb 1948)

Image of plaster cast of Mussolini medallion by Dora Ohlfsen

Location
Not on display
Further information

In 1922 Mussolini agreed to sit for a portrait by Dora Ohlfsen. She visited him at Palazzo Chigi, making sketches for the work. He eventually signed the plaster cast of the medallion and inscribed it with the motto 'per adua ad astra' (through adversity to the stars). The portrait was a commission from Adrian Charles Moreing, the owner of a bauxite mine at Predil. The medallion was presented as a gift to Mussolini and another copy was placed at the entrance of the mine.

Year
1925
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
12.0 x 10.3 cm image/sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Signed and dated c.r., verso, ink "Dora Ohlfsen/Rome/1925".

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Dora Stanford 1995
Accession number
ARC366.1.10