DORA OHLFSEN SAID :" I HAVE MADE'AUSTRALIA' AND HER SON VERY YOUNG - REPRESENTING AS THEY DO THE YOUNGEST COUNTRY AND THE YOUNGEST ARMY". AUSTRALIA' WAS MODELLED ON A 21-YEAR OLD AUSTRALIAN GIRL LIVING IN ROME, ALEXANDRA SIMPSON (SHE WORKED AS A RED CROSS NURSE ON THE ITALIAN FRONT).THE OTHER SIDE SHOWS AN ANZAC WITH GUN COCKED IN SILHOUETTE. THE PRINCE OF WALES ACCEPTED THE FIRST MEDAL STRUCK. ONE SIDE IS SIGNED "DORA OHLFSEN 1916". IT WAS ORIGINALLY MODELLED IN OCTOBER 1916.
THE AUTHOR ADAPTED THE OTHER SIDE IN 1918. THE SECOND SIDE IS ALSO SIGNED "DORA OHLFSEN". Dora Ohlfsens archive is held in the Art Gallery of NSWs National Art Archive (see ARC366.1.15 , ARC366.1.16 and ARC366.2.1 , ARC366.2.1). Museums Victoria (Australia) :item/75725 Adela Dora Ohlfsen-Bagge (28 August 1869 7 February 1948), known professionally as Dora Ohlfsen, was an Australian sculptor and art medallist. Other notable works include the Anzac Medal (1916), created to raise funds for Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the Gallipoli campaign, and Sacrifice (1926), the war memorial in Formia, Italy.Ohlfsen's portrait medallions were commissioned by or on behalf of a wide range of public figures, such as the actor Mary Anderson, the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, and several senior politicians, including H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, Billy Hughes, and Mussolini, who allowed her to sketch him in 1922 at the Palazzo Chigi while he worked. She was one of the worlds most highly regarded sculptors and designers of medals and medallions. In Australia, she is best known for her ANZAC commemorative medal the one for sale!! The item "WW1 ANZAC MEDAL GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN 1914 1918 WAR AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND" is in sale since Friday, December 4, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Australia, ANZAC". The seller is "sokol34" and is located in Italy. This item can be shipped worldwide.