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ELIOTH GRUNER
1882-1939

Spring Morning, Middle Harbour 1913

$250,000–350,000

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ELIOTH GRUNER

1882-1939
Spring Morning, Middle Harbour 1913

oil on canvas
signed and dated 'E GRUNER / 1913' lower right
76.7 x 154.7 cm

Provenance

Elioth Gruner, Sydney
Society of Artists, Sydney
Bank of New South Wales, Sydney, acquired from the above in November 1913
Sir John Russell French KBE, Sydney, gift from the above in November 1913
Mr W. Russell French, Sydney, by descent from the above in 1921
A Most Extensive Collection of Rare Antique and Period Furniture …, James R. Lawson, Sydney, 7-9 June 1966, lot 676, 'Sydney Harbour'
An Important Collection of Splendid Antique and Period Furniture …, James R. Lawson, Sydney, 1-2 March 1967, 'Middle Harbour 1915'
Sir Leon and Lady Trout, Brisbane
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, acquired from the above in 1978
Fine Australian Paintings, Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne, 22 April 1996, lot 5, 'Dreamy Morning, Middle Harbour 1919', illustrated
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
Australian and European Paintings, Christie's Australia, Melbourne, 23 November 1998, lot 87, 'Dreamy Morning, Middle Harbour', illustrated
Ron Walker, Melbourne, acquired from the above
The Estate of the Late Ron Walker AC CBE, Melbourne

Exhibited

The Society of Artists Spring Exhibition, Queen Victoria Markets, Sydney, 22 November – 6 December 1913, no. 13, 100 gns
Elioth Gruner Memorial Loan Exhibition, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 April – 31 May 1940, no. 95, 'Sydney Harbour, 1913'
Master Works from the Collection of Sir Leon and Lady Trout, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 21 September – 14 December 1977, no. 16
Queensland Art Gallery Acquisitions 1978, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 12 December 1978 – 22 January 1979, no. 65

Literature

'Fine Pictures. Society of Artists. Annual Exhibition', The Evening News, Sydney, 21 November 1913, p. 4
'Spring Pictures. Society of Artists', The Sun, Sydney, 21 November 1913, p. 5
'Society of Artists. Annual Exhibition', The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 22 November 1913, p. 6
'Society of Artists. Annual Exhibition', The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 22 November 1913, p. 4
'The City and Pugilism', The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 22 November 1913, p. 20
'Opening of Society of Artists Exhibition', The Sunday Times, Sydney, 23 November 1913, p. 6
'The Society of Artists' Exhibition', The Sydney Mail, 26 November 1913, p. 19
'Art Exhibitions in Sydney', The Town and Country Journal, Sydney, 26 November 1913, p. 54
'Woman's Page', The Freeman's Journal, Sydney, 27 November 1913, p. 29
'Social News and Gossip', The Catholic Press, Sydney, 27 November 1913, p. 42
'Sydney Week by Week', Table Talk, Melbourne, 4 December 1913, p. 41
'Gossip from Sydney', Goulburn Evening Penny Post, New South Wales, 6 December 1913, p. 1
'Our Art Gallery. The Trustees Criticised. Australians Passed Over', The Evening News, Sydney, 6 December 1913, p. 4
'Society of Artists', The Newsletter, Sydney, 6 December 1913, p. 3
'An Idle Woman's Diary', The Bathurst National Advocate, Bathurst, 12 December 1913, p. 1
'An Idle Woman's Diary', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, Newcastle, 12 December 1913, p. 11
'A Great Banker. Mr. J. Russell French's Jubilee', The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 12 December 1913, p. 12
'Clever Sydney Artist', The Sun, Sydney, 28 December 1913, p. 12
'A Presentation Picture', The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 20 November 1914, p. 3
Queensland Art Gallery: Selected Works, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1982, pp. 70, 133 (illustrated), 'Dreamy Morning, Sydney Harbour 1919' Barry Pearce, Elioth Gruner 1882-1939, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1983, p. 14

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