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Samuel John Peploe

Île de Bréhat

  • Île de Bréhat
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About this artwork

Inspired by his friend, and fellow Scottish Colourist, John Duncan Fergusson’s successful move to Paris in 1907, Peploe followed suit in 1910. Fergusson recalled “Peploe and I went everywhere together… I was very happy, for I felt at last he was in a suitable milieu… He was working hard, and changed from blacks and greys to colour and design”, as can be seen in this painting. Peploe’s more controlled and graphic composition, as compared to earlier, more impressionist works like ‘On the French Coast’, with half the image boldly given over to an almost empty sky, reveal his exposure to Fauvism in Paris.

Updated before 2020

Samuel John Peploe (1871 - 1935) Scottish
Île de Bréhat
Oil on canvas-board
32.70 x 40.90 cm; Framed: height 48.80 cm
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Credit line:
Bequeathed by Dr R.A. Lillie 1977
Accession number:
GMA 1941
In Storage
Scottish Colourists
Artwork photographed by:
Antonia Reeve

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Samuel John Peploe

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