About this artwork

After about 1910 Peploe turned away from portraiture and figure painting in favour of still lifes and landscapes. By 1920 he had abandoned the impressionistic brushwork of his early years for a much tighter handling, which owes much to Cézanne. At the same time he brought an almost geometric structure to his compositions and introduced bright, acid colours. He generally painted the same motifs - flowers, fruit, fans and crockery - arranged in different combinations.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Still Life, Pears and Grapes [verso: Flowers (unfinished)]
  • date created:
    About 1930
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    30.50 x 38.30 cm; Framed: 47.70 x 55.40 x 7.00 cm / 5.00 kg
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1965
  • accession number:
    GMA 908
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Samuel John Peploe

Samuel John Peploe

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