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Spring Frost by Elioth Gruner

Always love getting new things for our stock range.  So excited we now have Spring Frost by Elioth Gruner (1919) available as a printed tapestry canvas.  I am fairly certain this is the first time it has been offered as a printed canvas.  It is currently also available as a counted cross stitch chart from Fiona Jude’s Country Threads range.

The original masterpiece is one of Australia’s best loved landscape paintings and was painted according to 19th Century plein-air conventions.  To complete the painting  en plein-air Gruner had to build himself a weatherproof structure to protect the canvas and wrap his legs in chaff bags to prevent frost bite on those early mornings at Emu Plains.  It is most likely given its size and complexity that the final touches were added in his studio in the City.

This could be a lovely Summer project and DMC Soft Cottons really reflect our light beautifully.  It is available online or in store now.


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