About this artwork

Peploe never tired of painting still-lifes, striving for many years to produce a ‘perfect’ still life. The small range of objects he used allowed him to experiment with colour, form and composition. He explained, "flowers, leaves, jugs, what not – colours, form, relation – I can never see the mystery coming to an end." Dominated by the bright yellow table cloth, this painting shows Peploe’s skilful use of colour to structure the composition of a painting. The flowers in his pictures changed according to the season – tulips in spring and roses in summer.

  • title:
    Roses
  • accession number:
    GMA 27
  • artist:
  • gallery:
  • object type:
  • subject:
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    About 1920 - 1925 [verso about 1908]
  • measurements:
    50.80 x 61.00 cm (framed: 68.60 x 78.70 x 10.20 cm)
  • credit line:
    Presented by the Rev H.G.R. Hay-Boyd 1941
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Samuel John Peploe

Samuel John Peploe

Related products