Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A. (1871-1935)
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Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A. (1871-1935)

Lemons and a pottery vase on a draped table

Details
Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A. (1871-1935)
Lemons and a pottery vase on a draped table
signed 'Peploe' (lower left)
oil on canvas
15 x 18 in. (38.2 x 45.7 cm.)
Painted circa 1917
Provenance
with The Fine Art Society, London, February 1973.
Special notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Notice to Buyers Resident in Scotland Payment and collections may be made immediately following the end of the sale until 7.00pm. Collections may be made on Friday, 27 October 2000 from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm, after which all lots purchased by Scottish residents will be transported free of charge to either our Glasgow office, tel 44(0)141 332 8134 or to our Edinburgh office, tel 44(0)131 225 4756 where they will be available from 9.00 am on Monday, 30 October. Notice to Buyers outside Scotland Purchases made by buyers with addresses outside Scotland will be transferred to Christie's, 8 King Street, London SW1, for collection from noon on Monday, 30 October 2000. Purchases are only insured for a period of seven working days following the sale.

Lot Essay

The quest for the perfect still life absorbed Peploe for the most of his life, almost to the point of obsession, as his brother-in-law, Frederick Porter recounted: 'All his still life[s] were carefully arranged and considered before he put them on canvas. When this was done - it often took several days to accomplish - he seemed to have absorbed everything necessary for transmitting them to canvas. The result was a canvas covered without any apparent effort. If a certain touch was wrong it was soon obliterated by the palette knife. The whole canvas had to be finished in one painting so as to preserve complete continuity. If, in his judgement, it was not right then the whole painting was scraped out and painted again' (see F.P. Porter, The Art of S.J. Peploe, New Alliance, VI, no. 6, 1945-1946, p. 7).
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