100 x 84 cm stretched canvas print of Roses by Samuel John Peploe from the National Galleries of Scotland collection. Printed in a finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate at 400gsm which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail.
This work was painted during the 1920s when Peploe was experimenting with using areas of bright colour in his still life paintings. Peploe had spent time studying in Paris and was influenced by contemporary French painting. He felt that every plane was to be represented by a change of colour and selected material for his still lifes which could be treated in flat areas of strong colour. His works were displayed in exhibitions in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Paris and these shows often featured a series of his still-life paintings. At this time, he preferred bold colour and shapes that created a strong sense of pattern. This painting was probably made in summer when roses were in season.
Samuel John Peploe was a Scottish Post-Impressionist painter, noted for his still life works and for being one of four painters that became known as the Scottish Colourists. The other colourists were John Duncan Fergusson, Francis Cadell and Leslie Hunter.