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Rocks at Barra 1903

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Created on the spot during Peploe’s working trip to the island of Barra in 1903, this diminutive painting encapsulates Peploe’s desire to depict the essence of a scene before him. In this case he has achieved the seemingly impossible recording of waves falling against rocks amidst a choppy sea. Working on a smal scale and applying un-mixed paint with little forethought, the energy of the artist’s technique and that of the water in front of him come together to create a vigorous image which verges on the abstract.


  • Acc. No. GMA 1935
  • Medium Oil on board
  • Size 16.40 x 24.00 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by Dr R.A. Lillie 1977