An image of Image of pastel portrait of Mrs Grey by Dora Ohlfsen

Dora Ohlfsen

(Australia 22 Aug 1869 – 07 Feb 1948)

Image of pastel portrait of Mrs Grey by Dora Ohlfsen

Location
Not on display
Further information

Mrs Grey (Alexandra Simpson) was the model used for the figure of Australia on Dora Ohlfsen's Anzac medal. This pastel portrait was exhibited in Sydney during 1920, upon Ohlfsen's return visit to Australia.

A reviewer in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' noted: "one of the beauties of the English colony at Rome, Mrs Grey (Miss Alexandra Simpson), daughter of the British High Commissioner in China. The drawing wonderfully reproduces the pensive charm of the hazel eyes, whilst the features betray the fact that she sat for ‘Australia’ in the Anzac medal".

Year
1917
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
16.0 x 11.5 cm
Signature & date

Signed c., verso, ink "Dora Ohlfsen". Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Dora Stanford 1995
Accession number
ARC366.1.22