Interior with Japanese Print by Samuel John Peploe

This picture is known as 'Interior with a Japanese Print' although the bowler hat on the table is a far more prominent feature in the composition, which includes a fan, a chair, and a pile of pictures.


Oil on canvas
76 x 64 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £1,950)
Acquired in:
Fine Art Society

The painting is remarkable for its bold contrasts and brilliant colours. Most striking is the play of black (the bowler hat, ribbon of the fan, and the woodwork of the chair) against a considerable area of creamy white. The local colours - yellows, oranges, vermilions, and greens - are very vivid, even by the standards of the Scottish school of the period.


George Black

Venue details

University of Hull Art Collection Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull Campus, Cottingham Road, HULL East Yorkshire HU6 7RX 01482 465192

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