Important Painting by Samuel Peploe Achieves Over $665,000 at Bonhams Scottish Sale
Samuel Peploe, Still Life of mixed roses in Chinese vase. Photo: Bonhams.
An important still life by the Scottish Colourist, Samuel Peploe, was sold today (August 20) for $666,239 at Bonhams Annual Scottish Sale Part I in Edinburgh.
Still Life of Mixed Roses in Chinese Vase, which had been estimated at $316,000-474,000, was painted at a pivotal moment in Peploe’s artistic career. In the early 1900s Peploe and his fellow Colourist, George Hunter, explored still life painting, a genre for which there was no established tradition in British art. These early, pre First World War, still life paintings were on a small scale and featured everyday objects against a dark background, much influenced by Manet and the Dutch masters. After his return from Paris in 1912, the relatively conservative Peploe became more experimental, employing more vibrant color and dramatic form.
View of Edinburgh Castle sells for over $158,000
Elsewhere in the sale, a recently rediscovered painting of Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street as it would have appeared to the Victorians was sold for $172,787.
You can read the full article via ArtDaily here.
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