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Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A.
TREES, ANTIBES
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 586,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
130
Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A.
TREES, ANTIBES
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 586,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Colourists: Pictures from the Harrison Collection

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Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A.
1871-1935
TREES, ANTIBES

Provenance

James G. Speirs, Lenzie;
Alex. Reid & Lefevre, London, where purchased May 1937 by Major Ion R. Harrison and thence by descent

Exhibited

Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, Peploe Memorial Exhibition, 1937, no.45;
Glasgow, Palace of Arts, Empire Exhibition Scotland, Fine Arts Section, 1938, no.475;
Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, The Thistle Foundation, Pictures from a Private Collection, 1951, no.40;
Edinburgh, Arts Council - Scottish Committee Touring Exhibition, S.J. Peploe, 1871-1935, 1953, no.25;
Glasgow, Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Exhibition of Scottish Painting, 1961, no.156;
Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, S J Peploe Commemorative Exhibition, 1985, no.106;
Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, S.J. Peploe, 2012-2013

Literature

S. Cursiter, Peploe: An Intimate Memoir of an Artist and of His Work, Edinburgh, 1947, pl.41;
T.J. Honeyman, Three Scottish Colourists, Edinburgh, 1950, opposite p.64, pl.V;
R. Billcliffe, The Scottish Colourists, London, 1989, pl.132;
G. Peploe, S.J. Peploe, Surrey, 2012, p.157, pl.167;
A. Strang, E. Cumming and F. Fowle, S.J. Peploe, exh.cat, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2012, pl.83

Catalogue Note

 

‘Trees, Antibes depicts a file of huge trees, this time pines, seen as a diagonal receding into a headland, the sea perhaps just beyond. In the very simplicity of its conception, it is the antithesis of classical landscape: no repoussoir tree, middle ground or far distance. His impasto is again very full – the plastic equivalent of the monumentality of his subject… their trunks this time forming a Cézanneseque geometric pattern…’
 Guy Peploe, S.J. Peploe, Surrey, 2012, pp.157-8

The Colourists: Pictures from the Harrison Collection

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