A NEW auction record has been set for any painting by a Scottish Colourist after Tulips by Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935) sold for £520,000 at Sotheby's.
The previous record for a Peploe was £440,000 for Roses
at Christie's Scottish art sale in Edinburgh in 2008.
Offered for sale at Sotheby's Scottish sale in London April 22,
Tulips, a 18 1/2 x 21 1/2in (47 x 55cm) oil on canvas, dated from
c.1912, when Peploe had a studio in Paris, and had a notable
Initially owned by David Cargill (1872-1939), a well-known
collector of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, it was
later sold by Aitken Dott in Edinburgh to another eminent
collector, William Bowie (1911-2008) and purchased by the latest
vendor, a collector, in 2008.
Signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse, S J Peploe,
Tulips, 278 Boul. Raspail. Paris, the still life had been
estimated at £300,000-500,000 and sold to an anonymous buyer.
A new auction record was also set at the Sotheby's sale for a
work by Peploe's contemporary Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell
(1883-1937), when Florian's Café, Venice sold to an
anonymous buyer for £460,000, against an estimate of
The buyer's premium at Sotheby's was 25/20/12 per cent.