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2021 sees the 150th anniversary of the birth of Samuel John Peploe, one of Scotland's best known artists, born in Edinburgh on 27 January 1871. Along with John Duncan Fergusson, Francis Cadell and George Leslie Hunter, Peploe is part of the group of artists known as the Scottish Colourists.


With 38 oil paintings, our collection of Peploes is second only to that of National Galleries Scotland. What better way to celebrate this special anniversary than by bringing them all together in one place. Here we have vivid still lifes, tranquil Hebridean landscapes, bustling scenes of Parisian life and vibrant portraits - a testament to Peploe's love of light, colour and composition. Enjoy!

Artists featured in this Curation: Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
38 artworks
  • Flowers against a Dark Background

    Flowers against a Dark Background 1899
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 31 x W 26 cm
    Fife Council
    Flowers against a Dark Background
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Plage Scene

    Plage Scene 1907
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 22 x W 27 cm
    Fife Council
    Plage Scene
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Spring, Comrie

    Spring, Comrie 1902
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 41 x W 51 cm
    Fife Council
    Spring, Comrie
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Peggy McRae

    Peggy McRae 1909
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61.5 x W 51 cm
    Fife Council
    Peggy McRae
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Beach Scene 1910
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 20.5 x W 26 cm
    Fife Council
    Beach Scene
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Park Scene 1910
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 19 x W 24 cm
    Fife Council
    Park Scene
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Royan

    Royan 1910
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 27 x W 35.5 cm
    Fife Council
    Royan
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Wind

    Wind 1910
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 18.5 x W 24 cm
    Fife Council
    Wind
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Jug and Yellow Fruit

    Jug and Yellow Fruit 1911
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 33.5 x W 41 cm
    Fife Council
    Jug and Yellow Fruit
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Kirkcudbright 1916
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 34 x W 41 cm
    Fife Council
    Kirkcudbright
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Blue and White Teapot

    Blue and White Teapot 1917
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 48 x W 57.5 cm
    Fife Council
    Blue and White Teapot
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Ben More from Iona

    Ben More from Iona c.1924
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 64 x W 76 cm
    Fife Council
    Ben More from Iona
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Tulips 1925
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 47 x W 41.5 cm
    Fife Council
    Tulips
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Palm Trees, Antibes

    Palm Trees, Antibes 1928
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61.5 x W 51.5 cm
    Fife Council
    Palm Trees, Antibes
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Sweetheart Abbey

    Sweetheart Abbey 1928
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 51 x W 61 cm
    Fife Council
    Sweetheart Abbey
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Iona Landscape

    Iona Landscape
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 36.5 x W 44 cm
    Fife Council
    Iona Landscape
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Iona 1930
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 51 x W 71 cm
    Fife Council
    Iona
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • The Green Jar 1930
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 35.5 x W 30.5 cm
    Fife Council
    The Green Jar
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Still Life: Fruit 1931
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 51 x W 62 cm
    Fife Council
    Still Life: Fruit
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Elegance
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 35.5 x W 30 cm
    Fife Council
    Elegance
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Landscape, Barra
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 27 x W 35 cm
    Fife Council
    Landscape, Barra
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Summer New Abbey
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 43.7 x W 52 cm
    Fife Council
    Summer New Abbey
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Roses
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 46 x W 41 cm
    Fife Council
    Roses
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Scottish Landscape
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 30 x W 37.5 cm
    Fife Council
    Scottish Landscape
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Evening
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 18 x W 25 cm
    Fife Council
    Evening
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Still Life, Teapot and Fruit
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 41 x W 46 cm
    Fife Council
    Still Life, Teapot and Fruit
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • The Cathedral Rocks
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 35.5 x W 43 cm
    Fife Council
    The Cathedral Rocks
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Flowers and Fruit with a Japanese Background
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 40.5 x W 45.5 cm
    Fife Council
    Flowers and Fruit with a Japanese Background
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Luxembourg Gardens
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 33 x W 26 cm
    Fife Council
    Luxembourg Gardens
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Tulips
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61.6 x W 56 cm
    Fife Council
    Tulips
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • North Berwick Sands 1896
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 38 x W 31 cm
    Fife Council
    North Berwick Sands
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Sea Piece, Barra
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on panel
    H 25 x W 30.5 cm
    Fife Council
    Sea Piece, Barra
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Smiling Girl
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 55.5 x W 48.5 cm
    Fife Council
    Smiling Girl
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Self Portrait
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 47.5 x W 30.5 cm
    Fife Council
    Self Portrait
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Pears and Bowl
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 41 x W 46 cm
    Fife Council
    Pears and Bowl
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Pear, Plums and Knives
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 17 x W 27 cm
    Fife Council
    Pear, Plums and Knives
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Lilies
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 51 x W 41 cm
    Fife Council
    Lilies
    Photo credit: Fife Council

  • Still Life with a Bottle
    Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 36 x W 31 cm
    Fife Council
    Still Life with a Bottle
    Photo credit: Fife Council