This work was painted during a time 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: lemons, oranges, roses, tulips, blue and white china, bowls and drapes were his main subjects. In this work the outlines are bold - some are blue or dark red - to emphasise the objects and their relation to one another.


  • Title: Pink Roses, Chinese Vase
  • Creator: Samuel John Peploe
  • Date Created: About 1916 - 1920
  • Physical Location: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Physical Dimensions: h 45.70, w 41.00 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/copyright-image-licensing
  • External Link: See this work at nationalgalleries.org
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: still life
  • Art Movement: Scottish Colourists
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Topic: Wall

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