Samuel John Peploe, RSA (British, 1871-1935) Flowers and Fruit  61 x 50.8 cm. (24 x 20 in.)
Lot 1014*
Samuel John Peploe, RSA (British, 1871-1935) Flowers and Fruit 61 x 50.8 cm. (24 x 20 in.)
Sold for £512,800 (US$ 861,409) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Scottish Sale Edinburgh
31 Aug 2011 18:00 BST

Auction 18906
Samuel John Peploe, RSA (British, 1871-1935) Peony Roses  24 x 20in
Lot Details
Property from an Important Private American Collection
Samuel John Peploe, RSA (British, 1871-1935)
Flowers and Fruit
signed 'Peploe' (lower right), further signed and inscribed 'SJ Peploe' "Flowers and fruit" (verso)
oil on canvas
61 x 50.8 cm. (24 x 20 in.)
Painted circa 1920

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Sir William H. Raeburn
    Sale; Christie's, London, 8 June 1934, lot 178
    With Alex Reid & Lefevre, London (as Flowers and Fruit)
    George E. Mathysen-Gerst, New York
    Sale; Sotheby's, London, 26 April 1988, lot 334
    With Jonathan Clark Fine Art, London
    With Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London

    LITERATURE:
    Peploe, G. SJ Peploe, Mainstream, Edinburgh, 2000, plate 80.

    This classic 'roses' oil displays many of the characteristics for which Peploe became celebrated in his quest to paint the perfect still life. Meticulously planned and executed, it exemplifies the balance between natural form and design which the Colourists explored. The roses, Chinese vase, fruit and fan are all familiar motifs, but the dramatic planes of primary colour lend the whole composition a boldness and impact which is not always evident in Peploe's work.
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