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
drypoint, brown ink with plate tone on ivory wove paper
No. 11 from an edition of 25
11.4 x 18.2 cm platemark; 24.5 x 29.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "E Grüner". Not dated.
Gift of Mrs Norman Lindsay in memory of the artist 1939
Not on display
Referenced in 1 publication
Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 42, 42 (colour illus.). cat.no. 58