Samuel John Peploe A Sunlit Road, Cassis
Lot 43*
Samuel John Peploe, RSA (British, 1871-1935) A Sunlit Road, Cassis 56.2 x 46 cm. (22 x 18 in.)
Sold for £75,650 (US$ 127,154) inc. premium
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Scottish Art Edinburgh
12 Dec 2012 14:00 GMT

Auction 19877
Lot Details
Samuel John Peploe, RSA (British, 1871-1935)
A Sunlit Road, Cassis
signed 'Peploe' (lower right)
oil on canvas
56.2 x 46 cm. (22 x 18 in.)
Painted circa 1930

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  • 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.
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