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Valley of the Tweed



Elioth Gruner

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.


Other Title

The Valley of the Tweed



Media category


Materials used

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

Accession number


Wynne Prize

Winner - 1921

Artist information

Elioth Gruner

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 53 publications


Julian Ashton and Norman Lindsay, The art of Elioth Gruner, Sydney, [1922], (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

Australian Exhibition Commission, Catalogue: British Empire Exhibition (Wembley) 1924, 1924, 97. no catalogue nubmers; Lent by the Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales

BJW, Elioth Gruner memorial loan exhibition, 'Elioth Gruner', pg. 1-3, Sydney, 1940, 3.

Helen Campbell, Wynne centenary 1897-1997: a selection of past winners from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997. not paginated

Robert Campbell, Art in Australia [series 3, no. 79], 'The art of Gruner', pg. 30-32, Sydney, May 1940, 32.

Edmund Capon AM, OBE (Director), Barry Pearce (Curator) and Dinah Dysart (Curator), The Wynne prize: an Australian landscape tradition, Sydney, 1986, 9, 18, 25.

Elioth Gruner (Organiser), The exhibition of Australian art to be held at the galleries of the Royal Academy London, 1923, Sydney, 1923. not paginated, 46, titled 'The valley of the Tweed'

Elioth Gruner (Organiser), Catalogue of an exhibition of the works of Australian artists, Sydney, 1923. not paginated, 55, titled 'The valley of the Tweed', Room X

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., Australasian post, 'Gruner exhibition', Melbourne, 21 Jan 1933, unknown. Exhibition review

J S MacDonald, Art in Australia [series 3, no. 50], 'Elioth Gruner', pg. 9-20, Sydney, 15 Jun 1933, 17-18.

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.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Loan exhibition of the works of Elioth Gruner, Sydney, 1932. 51

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 81-82. 677

Bernard William Smith and Terry Smith, Australian painting 1788-1990, 'Leviticus 1913-32', pg. 167-204, South Melbourne, 1991, 187.

William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 130, 131(colour illus.). plate no. 62

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, Look, 'Australia's 'laureate of landscape': following the trail of Elioth Gruner', pg. 32-33, Sydney, Sep 2011, 32, 33 (colour illus.).

Natalie Wilson, Tweed artifacts, 'Elioth Gruner: Valley of the Tweed', pg. 2-3, Jul 2011, 2 (colour illus.), 3.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The advertiser, 'An Australian artist: Mr Gruner in Adelaide', pg. 7, Adelaide, 30 Apr 1925, 7.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Brisbane courier, '"The Home"', pg. 13, Brisbane, 10 Dec 1925, 13.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sunday times (Perth), Perth, 25 Nov 1923.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Brisbane courier, 'The art of Elioth Gruner', pg. 10, Brisbane, 01 Apr 1929, 10.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney morning herald, 'Elioth Gruner: an imposing exhibition', pg. 5, Sydney, 21 Dec 1932, 5. Exhibition review.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Brisbane courier, 'The art of Gruner: the analysis of light', pg. 9, Brisbane, 21 Dec 1922, 9.

The Australia handbook, 'Notable Australians: Elioth Gruner', pg. 21-25, Sydney, Mar 1933, 23, 25.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art in Australia, 'Art notes', pg. 71, Sydney, Feb 1922, 15 (illus.), 71. Titled: 'A Valley of the Tweed'

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney morning herald, 'Art Gallery: pictures added in 1921: Australian painters', pg. 12, Sydney, 07 Jan 1922, 12.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Mercury, 'Art in Tasmania: Loan pictures exhibition', pg. 10, Hobart, 02 Aug 1935, 10.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Mercury, 'Loan pictures exhibition: three artists', pg. 6, Hobart, 19 Aug 1935, 6.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney morning herald, 'National Art Gallery', pg. 15, Sydney, 26 Nov 1921, 15.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Worker, '"We had reached the Queensland border when ..."', Brisbane, 06 Oct 1921.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, 'Search for a subject: how it was painted', Sydney, 24 Sep 1921.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sydney mail, Sydney, 14 Sep 1921, (illus.). Review of 1921 annual Society of Artists exhibition

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sunday times (Sydney), 'Society of Artists: finest display on record', Sydney, 11 Sep 1921.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney morning herald, 'Society of Artists: the spring exhibition', pg. 6, Sydney, 09 Sep 1921, 6.

Editor Unknown (Editor), 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.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Evening news, 'Society of Artists. Unusually fine show. Progress of art', Sydney, 08 Sep 1921.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, 'The Society of Artists' exhibition', Sydney, 01 Sep 1921.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, 'Society of Artists: old members re-elected', Sydney, 20 Aug 1921.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Evening news, 'Valley of the Tweed: typical Australian scene', Sydney, 18 Jul 1921.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, 'Art Gallery commissions: Mr Gruner and Miss Rodway', Sydney, 15 Nov 1919.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney morning herald, 'Famous painter dead: Mr Elioth Gruner', pg. 15, Sydney, 18 Oct 1939, 15.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The West Australian, Perth, 18 Oct 1939, 12.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney morning herald, 'Elioth Gruner', pg. 14, Sydney, 21 Oct 1939, 14.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Times, 'Australian art: exhibition at the Royal Academy', pg. 11, London, 11 Oct 1923, 11.

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

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Brisbane courier, 'Imperial press conference delegates arrive. At the Tweed. A warm welcome', pg. 12, Brisbane, 16 Sep 1925, 12.