Samuel John Peploe

Flowers and Fruit

About this artwork

This work comes from a series of experimental still lifes that Peploe painted around the years of the outbreak of the First World War. Space and volume are flattened and form is delineated in thick black outlines. It reveals an awareness of the ‘cloisonnist’ and ‘synthetist’ styles of painting practiced by artists such as Anne Estelle Rice, Jessica Dismorr and Marguerite Thompson, who were part of Peploe’s circle in Paris. It shows a Chinese blue and white porcelain brush pot, probably of the eighteenth century, which appears repeatedly in Peploe’s work of the 1920s.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Flowers and Fruit
  • date created:
    About 1914
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    Framed: 57.70 x 52.80 x 6.90 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Private Collection on long term loan to the National Galleries of Scotland, 2001
  • accession number:
    GML 957
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Samuel John Peploe

Samuel John Peploe

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