M.J.M. Carter Collection:
The Joy of Giving

10 November 2006 - 4 February 2007

Max Carter AO is one of the Art Gallery of South Australia's most significant benefactors. Gifts from his collection have enhanced the Gallery's holdings of British and Asian art, and have dramatically transformed the Gallery's colonial Australian art collection to make it one of the most outstanding and most representative such collections in the country. Among his many gifts are important colonial Australian works by John Glover, Eugene Von Guérard, S.T. Gill and Nicolas Chevalier. This exhibition, which is mounted in honour of Mr Carter's 80th Birthday, brings together many of the major gifts from the M.J.M. Carter Collection, revealing the full extent of his generosity over four decades.


Golden-rayed lily of Japan

William Ford, Australia, 1823 - 1884, Golden-rayed lily of Japan, 1869, Somerset, Britain, oil on canvas, 37.7 x 50.7 cm; M.J.M. Carter AO Collection through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2005. Given in memory of Jean Carter, the donor's mother, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.


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