A Sunlit Road, Cassis signed 'Peploe' (lower right) oil on canvas 56.2 x 46 cm. (22 x 18 in.) Painted circa 1930
PROVENANCE: With Alex Reid & Lefevre, London William Boyd With Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London
EXHIBITED: Glasgow, Royal Glasgow Institute, 1931, cat. no. 193 (as Sunlit Road Cassis) Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, SJ Peploe Memorial Exhibition, February 1937 (where lent by William Boyd) London, Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, SJ Peploe, Exhibition, 19 November - 12 December 1993, cat. no. 34 (ill.) Edinburgh, City Art Centre, Full of the Warm South - The Scottish Colourists and France, 1 August - 3 October 1998 London, Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, The Scottish Colourists, 29 June - 29 July 2000
Peploe visited Cassis again in 1930, and this example vividly captures the sunbleached, dusty atmosphere. The contrast between bands of shade and full sunlight further enhance the decorative impact.
All of the Colourists produced images of the beautiful coastal town of Cassis, near Marseille. Although they generally favoured the harbour, Peploe and Fergusson depicted panoramas of the town and Cadell painted a number of street scenes. Maclauchlan Milne was also a visitor in the early 1920s.