Paintings by Scottish Colourist Peploe make almost £1m

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Five paintings by world-renowned Scottish Colourist Samuel Peploe have sold for a total of almost £1m.

The paintings went under the hammer at Bonham's in Edinburgh.

Peploe was a Scottish post-impressionist painter who founded the Scottish Colourists, along with John Duncan Fergusson, Francis Cadell and Leslie Hunter.

Bonhams' Chris Brickley said the good sale prices demonstrated the continuing popularity of Colourist painters.

He added that the artists had made "an important contribution to the standing of Scottish painting both at home and round the world".

Still Life, Roses and Chinese Blue Still Life, Roses and Chinese Blue
Blue & White Vase, Roses, Melon and Orange Blue & White Vase, Roses, Melon and Orange
Still Life Still Life
Crawford Crawford
A Summer Afternoon, Iona A Summer Afternoon, Iona

Still Life, Roses and Chinese Blue sold for £349, 250, while Blue & White Vase, Roses, Melon and Orange sold for £277,250 and Stlll Life was bought for £181,250.

The first two works demonstrate the subtle palette characteristic of Peploe in the 1920s. The earlier, Still Life, shows a more fluid brush stroke and stronger colours.

Also by Peploe, Crawford sold for £73,250 and A Summer Afternoon for £61,250.

Other highlights of the sale include Joseph Farquharson's The Shortening Winter's Day is near a Close, and a view of Iona by Francis Cadell which sold for £91,000.

In October 2012, Peploe's painting Pink Roses sold for £225,000. The painting had been relegated to a spare room because the owner's wife did not like it.

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