Still Life with Roses

Still Life with Roses , c. 1924

Samuel John Peploe

Artist:Samuel John Peploe
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1871 - 1935

oil on canvas

Although steeped in the Scottish painterly tradition which embraced the work of James Guthrie, John Lavery and Robert Brough, Peploe's injection of colour came from France. An early period of study in Paris during the 1890s and subsequent visits to France opened his eyes to Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting.

Evident in this painting is the influence of C├ęzanne in the broad angular way in which the objects are depicted. It is a sumptuous essay with rich contrasts: bold black outlines and luminous whites are charged against brightly coloured drapes. Painted in the 1920s it is generally considered to represent the pinnacle of Peploe's artistic achievement.


Purchased in 1942 with income from the Webster Bequest.
Out of copyright
Overall: Height: 51 cm, Width: 40.8 cm Frame: Height: 68.7 cm, Width: 58.6 cm
Acc. No. ABDAG004093

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