Peploe’s paintings sell for over £ 1million


Five paintings by Scottish colorist artist Samuel John Peploe have sold for over £ 1million.

ne of the works, a still life titled Roses And Fruit, sold for £ 735,000, well above the estimate of between £ 300,000 and £ 500,000.

The auction, organized online Thursday by Lyon and Turnbull, marked the culmination of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth.

These include an exhibition – Peploe at 150 – in the auctioneer’s showroom in Glasgow, featuring five paintings from the auction and four on loan from private collections.


The Statuette of Peploe also went under the hammer (Stewart Attwood / Lyon and Turnbull / PA)

The Statuette of Peploe also went under the hammer (Stewart Attwood / Lyon and Turnbull / PA)

Nick Curnow, Head of Fine Arts at Lyon & Turnbull, headquartered in Edinburgh, said: “Roses And Fruit is a remarkable painting and we are, of course, delighted with the sum reached in this 150 anniversary year. years since the artist’s birth.

“The auction as a whole has gone extremely well and is a fantastic result as 2021 draws to a close.”

Roses And Fruit was part of the collection of the Glasgow shipowner, Major Ion R Harrison, and was one of the earliest paintings by Scottish colourists acquired by the famous collector, who went on to become one of Peploe’s most important patrons. .

The Scottish painting and sculpture auction also featured works by fellow Scottish colourists Peploe, JD Fergusson, FCB Cadell and GL Hunter, with the end result for the entire auction amounting to $ 2.3 million. of pounds sterling.

A painting by Joan Eardley titled Haystack And Farm Gate, Dusk sold for £ 21,250 while one by Cadell’s in St Columba’s Bay, Iona, sold for £ 100,000.

Peploe La Statuette’s oil on canvas sold for £ 187,500.

All prices include a buyer’s premium.


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