An image of Dora Ohlfsen with the plaster cast of her 1922 medallion of Mussolini

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(Italy  – )

Dora Ohlfsen with the plaster cast of her 1922 medallion of Mussolini

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
(1922)
Media
Photograph
Medium
copy print of a gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
12.8 x 18.0 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Dora Stanford 1995.
Accession number
ARC366.1.3