About this artwork

Peploe made this study of waves, possibly whilst on Barra, in the Outer Hebrides. It appears to have been completed very quickly with abrupt brushstrokes and thickly applied paint, creating an almost abstract interpretation of the stormy sea. There is a force and directness of the way in which Peploe has painted this scene which compliments the subject.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Waves
  • date created:
    About 1903
  • materials:
    Oil on wood
  • measurements:
    16.00 x 24.00 cm; Framed: 28.50 x 36.50 x 6.40 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Miss Anna G. Blair in memory of Mr R.K. Blair 1952
  • accession number:
    GMA 35
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Samuel John Peploe

Samuel John Peploe

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