About this artwork

Peploe spent the summer of 1910 in Royan on the west coast of France, painting with the artist John Duncan Fergusson. The National Galleries of Scotland also owns a painting by Fergusson from the same time. Peploe moved to France in 1910 with his wife, and their son was born in Royan that summer. Like Fergusson, Peploe’s exposure to avant-garde painting had led to his work developing in a more expressionistic manner, as seen by the brushwork in this painting. This small panel would have been painted out of doors, the bright light also encouraging a brightening of the palette.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Boats at Royan
  • date created:
  • materials:
    Oil on board
  • measurements:
    27.00 x 34.90 cm; Framed: 46.30 x 54.20 x 7.30 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Dr R.A. Lillie 1977
  • accession number:
    GMA 1949
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Samuel John Peploe

Samuel John Peploe

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