Valley of the Tweed
New Zealand, Australia
16 Dec 1882 - 17 Oct 1939
This painting won the Wynne Prize in 1921 and was acquired by the Gallery in 1921.
The Valley of the Tweed
oil on canvas
142.2 x 172.7 cm stretcher; 179.4 x 210.3 x 10.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, black oil "E. GRUNER/ 1921".
Commissioned by the Trustees 1919, received 1921
Not on display
Shown in 9 exhibitions
Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1921), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 10 Sep 1921–01 Oct 1921
Exhibition of Australian art (1923), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, Jun 1923 -
Exhibition of Australian Art (1923), Burlington House, 06 Oct 1923–03 Nov 1923
British Empire Exhibition (1924), Empire Stadium, Wembley, 23 Apr 1924–Oct 1925
Loan exhibition of the works of Elioth Gruner (1932), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Dec 1932–21 Feb 1933
Elioth Gruner memorial loan exhibition (1940), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Apr 1940–31 May 1940
Elioth Gruner 1882-1939 (1983), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jul 1983–04 Sep 1983
The Wynne prize: an Australian landscape tradition (1987):
- S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks 19 Dec 1986–01 Feb 1987
- Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul 06 Mar 1987–29 Mar 1987
- Orange Regional Gallery, Orange 10 Apr 1987–17 May 1987
- Griffith Regional Art Gallery 03 Jun 1987–20 Jun 1987
- Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia 01 Jul 1987–26 Jul 1987
- Albury Regional Gallery, Albury 07 Aug 1987–06 Sep 1987
- Broken Hill City Art Gallery, Broken Hill 18 Sep 1987–26 Oct 1987
- Tamworth City Gallery, Tamworth 05 Nov 1987–13 Dec 1987
Tweed Valley images II: The artist's eye, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah, 17 Apr 1991–12 May 1991
Referenced in 53 publications
Julian Ashton and Norman Lindsay, The art of Elioth Gruner, Sydney, , (colour illus.). plate no. XV; The Valley of the Tweed. Commissioned by and in possession of the Trustees of the National Art Gallery of NSW; not paginated
BJW, Elioth Gruner memorial loan exhibition, 'Elioth Gruner', pg. 1-3, Sydney, 1940, 3.
Robert Campbell, Art in Australia [series 3, no. 79], 'The art of Gruner', pg. 30-32, Sydney, May 1940, 32.
Elioth Gruner (Organiser), Catalogue of an exhibition of the works of Australian artists, Sydney, 1923. not paginated, cat.no. 55, titled 'The valley of the Tweed', Room X
Elioth Gruner (Organiser), The exhibition of Australian art to be held at the galleries of the Royal Academy London, 1923, Sydney, 1923. not paginated, cat.no. 46, titled 'The valley of the Tweed'
Norman Lindsay., Elioth Gruner: twenty-four reproductions in colour from original oil paintings, 'Elioth Gruner', Sydney, 1947. not paginated; the study for 'The Valley of the Tweed', from the collection of Marcus Clarke, is reproduced in colour
J S MacDonald, Art in Australia [series 3, no. 50], 'Elioth Gruner', pg. 9-20, Sydney, 15 Jun 1933, 17-18.
J. S. MacDonald., Australasian post, 'Gruner exhibition', Melbourne, 21 Jan 1933, unknown. Exhibition review
William Moore, The story of Australian art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 1), 'Australian school of landsdape painters, pg. 70-85, Sydney, 1934, (illus.).
William Moore, The Brisbane courier, 'Art and Australia: Gruner', pg. 24, Brisbane, 26 May 1928, 24.
Narrung., Evening news, 'Australian art values: a belated recognition: instructive comparisons', Sydney, 27 Dec 1921.
Beatrice Tildesley, Sydney mail, 'The Gruner exhibition at the National Art Gallery', pg. 17, Sydney, 28 Dec 1932, 17. Exhibition review
Touchstone., The Australian worker: an Australian paper for Australian homes, 'A fool's talk', Killara, 22 Mar 1922. Review of the 1922 Spring exhibition of the Society of Artists
WGM, The West Australian, 'Art notes: Elioth Gruner's visit', pg. 8, Perth, 13 May 1935, 8.
Natalie Wilson, Tweed artifacts, 'Elioth Gruner: Valley of the Tweed', pg. 2-3, Jul 2011, 2 (colour illus.), 3.
Natalie Wilson, Look, 'Australia's 'laureate of landscape': following the trail of Elioth Gruner', pg. 32-33, Sydney, Sep 2011, 32, 33 (colour illus.).
The Brisbane courier, 'Imperial press conference delegates arrive. At the Tweed. A warm welcome', pg. 12, Brisbane, 16 Sep 1925, 12.
The advertiser, 'An Australian artist: Mr Gruner in Adelaide', pg. 7, Adelaide, 30 Apr 1925, 7.
Unknown, Catalogue: British Empire Exhibition (Wembley) 1924, 1924, 97. no catalogue nubmers; Lent by the Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sunday times (Perth), Perth, 25 Nov 1923.
The Times, 'Australian art: exhibition at the Royal Academy', pg. 11, London, 11 Oct 1923, 11.
The Brisbane courier, 'The art of Gruner: the analysis of light', pg. 9, Brisbane, 21 Dec 1922, 9.
Art in Australia, 'Art notes', pg. 71, Sydney, Feb 1922, 15 (illus.), 71. Titled: 'A Valley of the Tweed'
The Sydney morning herald, 'Art Gallery: pictures added in 1921: Australian painters', pg. 12, Sydney, 07 Jan 1922, 12.
The Sydney morning herald, 'National Art Gallery', pg. 15, Sydney, 26 Nov 1921, 15.
Worker, '"We had reached the Queensland border when ..."', Brisbane, 06 Oct 1921.
Daily telegraph, 'Search for a subject: how it was painted', Sydney, 24 Sep 1921.
Sydney mail, Sydney, 14 Sep 1921, (illus.). Review of 1921 annual Society of Artists exhibition
Sunday times (Sydney), 'Society of Artists: finest display on record', Sydney, 11 Sep 1921.
The Sydney morning herald, 'Society of Artists: the spring exhibition', pg. 6, Sydney, 09 Sep 1921, 6.
Daily telegraph, 'Society of Artists: "Important people": the Gruner landscape', Sydney, 09 Sep 1921.
Unknown (Editor), Sun, 'Society of Artists: schools of painting: "Valuists" and "Old-timers": annual exhibition', Sydney, 08 Sep 1921.
Evening news, 'Society of Artists. Unusually fine show. Progress of art', Sydney, 08 Sep 1921.
Bulletin, 'The Society of Artists' exhibition', Sydney, 01 Sep 1921.
Daily telegraph, 'Society of Artists: old members re-elected', Sydney, 20 Aug 1921.
Evening news, 'Valley of the Tweed: typical Australian scene', Sydney, 18 Jul 1921.
Daily telegraph, 'Art Gallery commissions: Mr Gruner and Miss Rodway', Sydney, 15 Nov 1919.
The Queenslander, 'Art and artists: exhibition of loan paintings', pg. 8, Brisbane, 23 Sep 1922, 8. Review of the 1922 loan exhibition of works from the National Art Gallery of NSW
Helen Campbell, Wynne centenary 1897-1997: a selection of past winners from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997. not paginated
Bernard William Smith and Terry Smith, Australian painting 1788-1990, 'Leviticus 1913-32', pg. 167-204, South Melbourne, 1991, 187.
Edmund Capon (Director), Barry Pearce (Curator) and Dinah Dysart (Curator), The Wynne prize: an Australian landscape tradition, Sydney, 1986, 9, 18, 25.
William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 130, 131(colour illus.). plate no. 62
Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 81-82. cat.no. 677
The Sydney morning herald, 'Elioth Gruner', pg. 14, Sydney, 21 Oct 1939, 14.
The West Australian, Perth, 18 Oct 1939, 12.
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Editor Unknown (Editor), The Mercury, 'Loan pictures exhibition: three artists', pg. 6, Hobart, 19 Aug 1935, 6.
The Mercury, 'Art in Tasmania: Loan pictures exhibition', pg. 10, Hobart, 02 Aug 1935, 10.
The Australia handbook, 'Notable Australians: Elioth Gruner', pg. 21-25, Sydney, Mar 1933, 23, 25.
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National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Loan exhibition of the works of Elioth Gruner, Sydney, 1932. cat.no. 51
The Brisbane courier, 'The art of Elioth Gruner', pg. 10, Brisbane, 01 Apr 1929, 10.
The Brisbane courier, '"The Home"', pg. 13, Brisbane, 10 Dec 1925, 13.