Property from an Important Private American Collection
Samuel John Peploe, RSA (British, 1871-1935)
Still Life with Flowers, Fruit and Fan signed 'Peploe' (centre left) oil on canvas 61 x 51 cm. (24 x 20 in.) Painted circa 1920
PROVENANCE: With Alexander Reid, Glasgow Private Collection, Scotland With Ian MacNicol, Glasgow With Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London
EXHIBITED: London, Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, The Scottish Colourists, 29 June - 29 July 2000
Period label '248' on frame verso
Including many familiar motifs such as the Chinese vase, fruit, fan and book, this composition emphasises Peploe's interest in shape and pattern. Planes of yellow, green, black and white divide the canvas quite rigidly, while the arabesques of the stems soften the effect and place the coloured flowerheads in relief against different colours and tones.