20 April 2017
A COLOURIST SHAFT OF SUNLIGHT AT BONHAMS ANNUAL SCOTTISH ART SALE IN EDINBURGH
The Terrace, Cassis, a work by the Scottish Colourist painter Samuel Peploe, is to be offered at Bonhams Scottish Art sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 April. It is estimated at £60,000-80,000.
The Terrace, Cassis was painted in 1913 during a working holiday in Cassis, a resort in the South of France, 20 kilometres to the east of Marseille. Peploe and his family had joined fellow Colourist J.D Fergusson, the first of the group to discover the village which was also popular with French artists such as Francis Picabia.
The work shows a sun-drenched terrace behind which houses sprawl out against the hills above the port. Peploe executed many views of Cassis during this visit, and they are now much sought after by collectors. Cassis (Rooftops), for example, sold at Bonhams in April 2016 for £92,500, while a depiction of the harbour at Cassis crowded with yachts and working boats sold for £79,300 in October 2016.