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Roses About 1920 - 1925 [verso about 1908]

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Peploe never tired of painting still-lifes, striving for many years to produce a ‘perfect’ still life. The small range of objects he used allowed him to experiment with colour, form and composition. He explained, "flowers, leaves, jugs, what not – colours, form, relation – I can never see the mystery coming to an end." Dominated by the bright yellow table cloth, this painting shows Peploe’s skilful use of colour to structure the composition of a painting. The flowers in his pictures changed according to the season – tulips in spring and roses in summer.

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The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

Still life

A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.

Composition, Still life


  • Acc. No. GMA 27
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 50.80 x 61.00 cm (framed: 68.70 x 78.50 x 7.80 cm)
  • Credit Presented by the Rev H.G.R. Hay-Boyd 1941