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Still Life: Paint Tubes

Still life composition of artist's tools and equipment arranged on a table placed in front of a white wall. The composition includes a sketch book, glass container, brush, palette and three paint tubes. Painted in muted tones using broad a fluid brushwork.

This is not a conventional subject for a still life and is certainly far removed from Peploe's repetitive use of small number of familiar props - tulips and roses, oranges and apples, oriental vases, fans and coloured drapes - so typical for his well-established later work. In this early still life we are given a unique opportunity to dip into the backstage of the artist's making process and to quickly explore the equipment and tools he uses...

c. 1903
Oil on panel
200.0 x 255.0mm
Images and text: CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection, 2024