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An image of The pines by Elioth Gruner

Elioth Gruner

(New Zealand, Australia 16 Dec 1882 – 17 Oct 1939)

Title
The pines
Other titles:
Trees
Year
(1919)
Media category
Print
Materials used
drypoint, printed in brown ink with plate tone on ivory wove paper
Edition
24/27
Dimensions

16.9 x 13.6 cm platemark; 29.6 x 23.4 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "E Gruner". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1990
Accession number
266.1990
Location
20th & 21st c Australian art
Further information

Elioth Gruner produced only a few prints, all drypoints, possibly inspired by the work of his friend Norman Lindsay, or by a small etching sent to him by Hans Heysen. Gruner liked the feathery, romantic quality of line made using the drypoint method, as well as the directness with which it can be made on a plate, which suited his practice of working en plein air. He would occasionally print a plate using different quantities and wiping of ink, to create a different effects of light in the printed images.

from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007