Both born in Edinburgh in the late 1800s, Samuel John Peploe and Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell RSA both had careers that took them into different paths before they became part of the same movement.

219450 SAMUEL JOHN PEPLOE R.S.A. (SCOTTISH 1871-1935) BARRA Oil on pane

Peploe, a Scottish Post-Impressionist painter, studied at the Royal Scottish Academy schools from 1893 to 1894, and then at the Académie Julian and Académie Colarossi in Paris.

His travels around Europe greatly influenced his works, visiting the Netherlands in 1895, he brought back with him reproductions of Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Inspired by his trips to France, played a role in his work bright sunlight, experimenting with the bold use of colour, inspired by the realism of French painters.

218380 SAMUEL JOHN PEPLOE R.S.A. (SCOTTISH 1871-1935) A STILL LIFE OF APPLES AND PEARS

In 1910, Peploe moved to Paris, and this was when his work took a new angle, focusing on still life and landscape painting, influenced by Manet. But Peploe suffered a shock when he returned to Scotland in 1912, as his usual dealer refused his work. Today, Peploe is one of Scotland's most expensive selling artists at auction.

219353 FRANCIS CAMPBELL BOILEAU CADELL R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1883-1937) THE BLUE MOUNTAIN

Unlike Peploe, fellow Colourist Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, was inspired by his Scottish homeland. Although, from the age of 16 he did study in Paris at the Académie Julian, where Fauvists and Matisse had an impact on his work.

219454 FRANCIS CAMPBELL BOILEAU CADELL R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1883-1937) CROFT AND CATTLE

Having spent his adult life in Scotland, Cadell was not concerned with the emerging ideas that were being developed in Europe. Instead, he was inspired by Scotland's landscapes, Edinburgh New Town houses, still life and in particular, glamorous women whom he painted in an impressionistic manner.

Lyon & Turnbull's Scottish Painting auction will take place on 14th June, 2017. Check out the full catalogue here.

 

 

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