A few weeks ago we were contacted by a fellow supporter who said he had in his possession a painting that was signed by a T Vallance.
Tom Vallance we know had two Paintings accepted by the Royal Scottish Academy . He also kept dogs.
We’re 99% certain the above Painting is by our Tom but before we publish it as such we’re appealing for more information.
The background is :
The Supporter is a Dougie Campbell.
His mother, who found the Painting in the back of another in the family home knew nothing about the history of it except that Mr. Struth attended her father’s funeral.
Dougie’s mother is from Dumbarton, Tom of course was from Renton.
Her father’s name was Daniel Grainger , he was a member of a Masonic Lodge in Rutherglen.Mr. Struth of course was with Clyde for a while.
We know that upon the passing of Tom Vallance in 1935 his wife Marion donated another of Tom’s Paintings The Charge to Cawder Gold Club.Did she perhaps gift the above painting to Bill Struth who passed it to Dougie’s Grandfather or did it pass directly to Daniel Grainger ?
We’re going to post this appeal on various outlets in the hope that it triggers something with someone.
It would be incredible , on the week that Tom Vallance’s Portrait was unveiled at Ibrox, that we get confirmation that a Painting by his own hand has now surfaced .
If you can help email us at firstname.lastname@example.org