Charlotte ARDIZZONE, Wrapping up Christmas presents Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain born 1943

Wrapping up Christmas presents 1969 Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on canvas

Primary Insc: signed l.r., oil, "CHARLOTTE ARDIZZONE" and verso u.l., oil stick, "CHARLOTTE/ ARDIZZONE", not dated, inscribed u.r., oil stick, "INTERIOR 1"
Dimensions: 121.5 h x 71.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1972
Accession No: NGA 72.318
  • the artist;
  • from whom bought by the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board, August 1972 (title transferred to the Australian National Gallery, July 1990)

Although not dated, the artist has confirmed that the painting was prompted by seeing a friend wrapping up presents for the Christmas of 1969, and it was ready for her first solo exhibition which opened at Drian Galleries, London, on 5 January 1970.1

Michael Lloyd & Michael Desmond European and American Paintings and Sculptures 1870-1970 in the Australian National Gallery 1992 p.384.

  1. Margaret Shaw, interview with the artist, London, August 1987.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra