An image of Image of plaster cast for 'Le septième voile' by Dora Ohlfsen

Dora Ohlfsen

(Australia 22 Aug 1869 – 07 Feb 1948)

Image of plaster cast for 'Le septième voile' by Dora Ohlfsen

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Le septième voile' (The seventh veil) was one of a group of three nude sculptures that Dora Ohlfsen completed in the years between 1910 and 1914. The other two works were entitled 'Dawn' and 'The Pitcher goes to the fountain'. A reviewer in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' noted that this work was meant to invoke an Oriental dance: 'the arms close to the sides, with the hands upturned at the wrists, is from the dance of Salome'.

Year
circa 1911
Media
Photograph
Medium
copy print of a gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
25.5 x 20.3 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Dora Stanford 1995
Accession number
ARC366.1.13