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Pink Roses, Chinese Vase About 1916 - 1920

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This work was painted during a time when Peploe was experimenting with using areas of bright colour in his still life paintings. Peploe had spent time studying in Paris and was influenced by contemporary French painting. He felt that every plane was to be represented by a change of colour and selected material for his still lifes which could be treated in flat areas of strong colour: lemons, oranges, roses, tulips, blue and white china, bowls and drapes were his main subjects. In this work the outlines are bold - some are blue or dark red - to emphasise the objects and their relation to one another.

Glossary Open


A plane is a flat surface within a drawing, painting or sculpture.

Still life

A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.

Plane, Still life


  • Acc. No. GMA 1947
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 45.70 x 41.00 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by Dr R.A. Lillie 1977