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Samuel John Peploe


Peonies

  • Peonies
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About this artwork

This tiny still life reveals Peploe’s interest in Old Master painting, in particular the work of the seventeenth century artists Frans Hals and Rembrandt van Rijn, whose work he saw in Holland in 1895. After the First World War, Peploe virtually abandoned portraiture and figure painting and specialised instead in still lifes and landscapes. Here, the thickly applied paint of the flowers contrasts to the smooth, dark background.

Updated before 2020

Artist:
Samuel John Peploe (1871 - 1935) Scottish
Title:
Peonies
Date:
About 1900 - 1905
Materials:
Oil on panel
Measurements:
24.00 x 16.30 cm; Framed: 36.60 x 29.00 x 5.80 cm
Object type:
Painting
Credit line:
Bequeathed by Dr R.A. Lillie 1977
Accession number:
GMA 1946
Gallery:
In Storage
Subjects:
Scottish Colourists Still life
Artwork photographed by:
Antonia Reeve

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