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Title

Still life: apples and jar

circa 1912-circa 1916

Artist

Samuel John Peploe

Scotland

27 Jan 1871 - 11 Oct 1935

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1912-circa 1916
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    51.0 x 55.8 cm stretcher; 69.5 x 74.5 x 7.7 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1947
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    8049
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Samuel John Peploe

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Samuel Peploe is typical of the many British artists who succumbed to the magnetism of Cezanne in the early part of the twentieth century. One of the so-called Scottish colourists, a loosely allied quartet of post-impressionist painters, he made a decisive visit to France before the war, during which time this well-constructed still life was completed. Generous in its dispersal of pigment, it is nonetheless an example of modernist 'belle maniere' - refined and beautiful painting. The surface appearance of this work derives from a system of square-brushing that links Peploe, via Cezanne, back to artists of the nineteenth-century Glasgow School like John Lavery. Naturally, Peploe saw himself as a modern, but he was also a patriot for whom national sentiments had their place in art. In the 1920s he and his closest colleague, Francis Cadell, painted views of the Scottish regions which they dubbed 'Ionascapes'.

    AGNSW Handbook, 1999.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 8 publications

  • Provenance

    William Mactaggart, Scotland

    The Scottish Gallery, 1947, Edinburgh/Scotland, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Scottish Gallery 1947

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