About this artwork

After about 1910 Peploe turned away from portraiture and figure painting in favour of still lifes and landscapes. By 1920 he had abandoned the impressionistic brushwork of his early years for a much tighter handling, which owes much to Cézanne. At the same time he brought an almost geometric structure to his compositions and introduced bright, acid colours. He generally painted the same motifs - flowers, fruit, fans and crockery - arranged in different combinations.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Still Life with Melon
  • date created:
    About 1920
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    45.80 x 40.50 cm; Framed: 58.50 x 53.20 x 5.70 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Dr R.A. Lillie 1977
  • accession number:
    GMA 1951
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Samuel John Peploe

Samuel John Peploe

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