About this artwork

During the First World War, Peploe wrote to fellow Scottish Colourist, FCB Cadell: “When the war is over I shall go to the Hebrides, and recover some vision I have lost. There is something marvellous about the western seas.” Encouraged by Cadell, Peploe first visited the Hebridean island of Iona in 1920 and he returned virtually every summer thereafter. He painted almost exclusively on the northern end of the island. This gentle work, really a sketch in oil paint, would have been painted on the spot as this view caught the artist’s eye.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Iona Study
  • date created:
  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • measurements:
    22.60 x 30.50 cm; Framed: 35.50 x 43.20 x 5.20 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Dr R.A. Lillie 1977
  • accession number:
    GMA 1943
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Samuel John Peploe

Samuel John Peploe

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