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Small painting of a seascape overlooking the shores of the isle of Barra. Painted in vigorous and energetic manner, using only tones of blue and white, the painting gains almost abstract quality.

Peploe visited Hebrides and Barra first in 1894 and returned to paint there on number of occasions until 1903. At this time he also undertok trips to France and particularly to Paris. As his other three Colourist colleagues Fergusson, Hunter and Cadell, he was also strongly influenced by modern French art as evidenced in this small landscape painted on the Isle of Barra. With the intention to capture the immediate atmosphere of the place, Peploe's brushwork in this early landscape becomes broad and fl...

c. 1902-1903
Oil on panel
187.0 x 241.0mm
Images and text: CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection, 2024