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Great Britain born 1943

Wrapping up Christmas presents 1969 paintings, oil on canvas
Technique: 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"
121.5 h x 71.4 w cm
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 2010