An image of Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston

Dora Ohlfsen

(Australia 22 Aug 1869 – 07 Feb 1948)

Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1911
Media
Sculpture
Medium
bronze medallion
Dimensions
6.0 cm diam.
Signature & date

Signed l.r. "DORA OHLFSEN". Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Purchased 2014.
Accession number
ARC366.2.2