N04224 TULIPS (?) 1926
Inscr. ‘S J Peploe’ b.l.
Canvas, 24×20 (61×51).
Purchased from the artist through the Lefevre Gallery (Clarke Fund) 1927.
Exh: Lefevre Gallery, December 1926 (6).
The artist painted many pictures of tulips which are recorded in his exhibition catalogues. The memorial exhibition at the McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, February 1937, included six painted between 1914 and 1931 (Nos.7, 15, 16, 56, 108 and 120). With regard to this picture, William Peploe, son of the artist, provided the information that it was practically certain that it was painted in 1926 and that there were no previous owners (letter of 20 January 1959).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II