EDINBURGH, Scotland, U.K. – Major international charities are set to benefit from the sale of works by two of the most renowned Scottish Colorists, Samuel Peploe (1871-1935) and Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883-1937), at Bonhams’ annual Scottish Sale on Thursday, October 14 in Edinburgh. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Two works by Peploe, Still Life with Geranium, estimated at £150,000-£250,000, and Red Rose, estimated at £100,000-£150,000, will be sold in aid of Amnesty International. The proceeds of the sale of Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell’s Still Life with Oranges, Lemons and an Apple, estimated at £100,000-£150,000, and Still Life with Ranunculus, estimated at £100,000-£150,000, will support the work of Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Bonhams Scottish Art specialist May Matthews, commented: “These are four wonderful archetypal Colorist paintings. Peploe’s Still Life with Geranium, in particular, is an important and rare example of his unique and distinctive style, as he broke away from tradition to occupy a position at the forefront of Modernism in Britain. It is suffused with his signature use of color; bold, primary tones, encased with distinctive black outlines, inspired by his time living in Paris in the early 1910s. Cadell can lay claim to be the most elegant of the Colorists as epitomised by Still Life with Ranunculus with its palette of white, creams and black. The dramatic crop of the painting creates a highly modernist aesthetic and the overall effect of this daringly simplified still life is one of sophistication and elegance. It is a privilege to be offering such masterpieces in aid of two very worthwhile causes and we expecting a lot of interest.”
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people in more than 150 countries and territories which campaign to end abuses of human rights.
Medecins Sans Frontieres is a global organization which offers assistance to populations in distress, victims of natural or man-made disasters and armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.
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