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Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A.

Carnations and Ranunculus

Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 GBP

Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A.

Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A.

Carnations and Ranunculus

Carnations and Ranunculus

Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 GBP

Lot sold:

559,500

GBP

Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A.

1871 - 1935

Carnations and Ranunculus


signed Peploe (lower centre)

oil on canvas

unframed: 51 by 40.5cm.; 20 by 16in.

framed: 68 by 58.5cm.; 26¾ by 23in.

Executed early 1920s.

THE FOLLOWING CONDITION REPORT HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY HAMISH DEWAR LTD.


UNCONDITIONAL AND WITHOUT PREJUDICE


Structural Condition:

The canvas is unlined and is securely attached to the artist's original, four member, keyed wooden stretcher. This is ensuring a stable structural support. There is a layer of primer which has a saturated in places on the reverse of the canvas. The work is securely housed in its rebated frame.


Paint Surface:

The paint surface has a relatively even, slightly glossy varnish layer. There is evidence of ingrained dirt and the painting would benefit from cleaning.

There are a few small spots of wear on the top of the extreme right edge. These should not be confused with the small spots of green paint where the artist's under layer is exposed.

The paint surface displays an overall pattern of craquelure which is slightly raised in places, including corresponding to the upper and lower stretcher members. The craquelure appears stable at present. There are numerous inconsistencies in the surface of the work including a small horizontal ridge of paint within the background towards the centre of the left edge. These are all obviously inherent to the artist's working practices.

I could find no evidence on any retouching under ultraviolet light.


Summary: The work would therefore appear to be in very good and stable condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Pearson & Westergaard Ltd., Glasgow, where acquired by Major Ion R. Harrison and thence by family descent to the present owner
Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, The Thistle Foundation, Pictures from a Private Collection, March 1951, no.4