A Rocky Shore, Iona
by Samuel John Peploe
In Alexander McCall Smith’s book 44 Scotland Street
a painting in a gallery is suspected of being a Peploe. I’d never heard of the chap (I’m working on my British idioms), so I looked him up. Peploe
(1871-1935) was in a group of artists called the Scottish Colourists.
Still Life: Apples and Jar,
Peploe is noted for his still lifes.
“In Kirkcudbright one either fishes or paints.”
Dorothy L. Sayers in The Five Red Herrings
Here are two Kirkcudbright paintings by Peploe.
The lower one reminds me of Edward Hopper.
My first thought when I saw some of Peploe’s works was
“Here is a modern art which I like.”
And if nothing else, Peploe is a wonderful word to say aloud.
Peploe, Peploe, Peploe.