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Today, the four artists known as the Scottish Colourists, S.J. Peploe, J.D. Fergusson, G.L. Hunter and F.C.B. Cadell, are acknowledged as one of the most talented and distinctive groups in 20th century British art. They emerged as a quartet relatively late in their careers when their Glasgow dealer staged a group show in Paris in 1924 and another the following year in London, turning a loose affiliation of friends bound by common artistic goals into a movement. The group's first show being in Paris was appropriate as their love of France and the influence of the Post-Impressionists and the 'wild beasts' of the Fauves became a defining characteristic of their development as artists.

28 artworks
Still Life with Tulips and Oranges
Photo credit: Lakeland Arts Trust

Still Life with Tulips and Oranges

Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)

Oil on canvas

H 53 x W 44 cm

Lakeland Arts Trust

The Blue Hungarians
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

The Blue Hungarians

John Lavery (1856–1941)

Oil on canvas

H 30.5 x W 35.5 cm

The Fleming Collection

Orange Market, Saragossa
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Orange Market, Saragossa 1872

Arthur Melville (1855–1904)

Watercolour on paper

H 58.4 x W 76.2 cm

The Fleming Collection

Jean Maconochie
© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Jean Maconochie

John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961)

Oil on canvas

H 60.9 x W 50.8 cm

The Fleming Collection

Flowers in a Silver Jug
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Flowers in a Silver Jug

Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)

Oil on panel

H 25.4 x W 34.9 cm

The Fleming Collection

Jonquils and Silver
© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Jonquils and Silver 1905

John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961)

Oil on canvas

H 50.8 x W 45.7 cm

The Fleming Collection

Paris Plage
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Paris Plage

Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)

Oil on board

H 21.5 x W 26.6 cm

The Fleming Collection

Lady in a White Dress
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Lady in a White Dress 1906

Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)

Oil on panel

H 30.4 x W 35.5 cm

The Fleming Collection

Anne Estelle Rice in Paris (Closerie des lilas)
© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

Anne Estelle Rice in Paris (Closerie des lilas) c.1907

John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961)

Oil on board

H 27.2 x W 33.8 cm

Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow

Blue Nude
© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Blue Nude c.1909–1910

John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961)

Gouache on paper (?)

H 30.5 x W 24.8 cm

The Fleming Collection

Luxembourg Gardens
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Luxembourg Gardens

Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)

Oil on wood panel

H 35.6 x W 27.9 cm

The Fleming Collection

The Feathered Hat
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

The Feathered Hat c.1915

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883–1937)

Oil on millboard

H 45.7 x W 35.5 cm

The Fleming Collection

Roses
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Roses early 20th C

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883–1937)

Watercolour on paper

H 60 x W 67 cm

The Fleming Collection

Carnations
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Carnations

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883–1937)

Oil on canvas

H 76 x W 63.5 cm

The Fleming Collection

Interior with a Japanese Print
Photo credit: University of Hull Art Collection

Interior with a Japanese Print c.1915

Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)

Oil on canvas

H 80 x W 62.2 cm

University of Hull Art Collection

Kirkcudbright
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Kirkcudbright 1914

Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)

Oil on canvas

H 53.3 x W 63.5 cm

The Fleming Collection

Three Submarines
© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: Perth & Kinross Council

Three Submarines 1918

John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961)

Oil on board

H 28 x W 35 cm

Perth & Kinross Council

Still Life
Photo credit: Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection (Dundee City Council)

Still Life c.1918

George Leslie Hunter (1877–1931)

Oil on canvas

H 51.1 x W 61.3 cm

Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection (Dundee City Council)

Lower Largo, Fife
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Lower Largo, Fife

George Leslie Hunter (1877–1931)

Oil on millboard

H 20.3 x W 51.4 cm

The Fleming Collection

Fifeshire Village, Ceres, Fife
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Fifeshire Village, Ceres, Fife

George Leslie Hunter (1877–1931)

Oil on canvas

H 60.9 x W 50.8 cm

The Fleming Collection

Peonies in a Chinese Vase
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Peonies in a Chinese Vase

George Leslie Hunter (1877–1931)

Oil on board

H 61 x W 50.8 cm

The Fleming Collection

The Blue Fan
Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

The Blue Fan c.1922

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883–1937)

Oil on canvas

H 61 x W 50.5 cm

National Galleries of Scotland

The Drift Posts
© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

The Drift Posts 1928

John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961)

Oil on canvas

H 54.5 x W 59.5 cm

The Fleming Collection

The Dunara Castle at Iona
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

The Dunara Castle at Iona c.1929

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883–1937)

Oil on millboard

H 38.1 x W 45.7 cm

The Fleming Collection

Loch Creran, Argyll
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Loch Creran, Argyll

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883–1937)

Oil on board

H 37.5 x W 45.1 cm

The Fleming Collection

Loch Lomond
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Loch Lomond

George Leslie Hunter (1877–1931)

Oil on canvas

H 45.7 x W 55.8 cm

The Fleming Collection

Green Sea, Iona
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Green Sea, Iona

Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935)

Oil on canvas

H 50.8 x W 60.9 cm

The Fleming Collection

Eastre
© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Eastre 1991

John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961) (posthumous cast)

Brass

H 42 x W 20 x D 16 cm

The Fleming Collection