The Right Hon Jenny Shipley DNZM ; Martin Ball; 2002; 2008.003


The Right Hon Jenny Shipley DNZM

About this object

Born in the town of Gore in 1952, National Party member, Jenny Shipley was the first female Prime Minister of New Zealand, from 1997-1999, retiring from politics in 2001.

Martin Ball is a renowned for his hyper-realist, large-scale portraits, as they are intensely detailed, consistently with the style of realism. Roger Bridge commissioned Ball to paint Jenny Shipley upon her retirement.


Martin Ball

Date Made


Medium and Materials

Oil on canvas,

Inscription and Marks

Verso: John Leitch Framing Workshop Label (left) Warwick Henderson Gallery 32 Bath St Parnell 089 309 7313 info @ warwickhenderson


920 cm h x 76 cm w excl frame; 1110h x 950 framed

Subject and Association Description

Shipley: The Right Hon Dame Jenny, DNZM

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