About this artwork

Peploe made regular visits to France from 1904, painting on the Channel coast and in Paris, often in the company of J.D. Fergusson. This painting of a sun-dappled game of doubles tennis shows Peploe moving away from the Impressionist technique, which he had previously favoured, towards a more hard-edged style based on flatter blocks of colour and a cropped composition. This was undoubtedly due to the influence of leading artists including Henri Matisse and André Derain then breaking ground in the French art world.

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Samuel John Peploe

Samuel John Peploe

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