About this artwork

This is a portrait of Jeannie Blyth, a gypsy flower seller who posed for Peploe on many occasions from the age of fifteen or sixteen. Her dark colouring and lack of self-consciousness made her one of his favourite models. The artist’s use of dark colours and loose brushwork in this painting shows the influence of Dutch art. Peploe had visited Holland in 1895 and returned with reproductions of paintings by Rembrandt and Frans Hals. He would also have been able to see their work at the National Gallery of Scotland.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    The Green Blouse
  • date created:
    About 1904
  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • measurements:
    50.80 x 50.20 cm (framed: 76.30 x 76.20 x 10.80 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1941
  • accession number:
    GMA 28
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Samuel John Peploe

Samuel John Peploe

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