North Berwick signed 'Peploe' (lower right), inscribed 'North Berwick' (verso) oil on panel 15.5 x 22.5 cm. (6 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.) Painted circa 1903
PROVENANCE: With JLW Bird, London Sale; Sotheby's, Edinburgh, 27 March 1984, lot 536 (Figures on a Village Street)
Peploe had visited the elegant coastal town in East Lothian since 1897, attracted by the quality of light. This gloaming scene is an exercise in tonal values, enlivened by the firelight twinkling in the windows.