Peploe painting loaned to Campbeltown

'Baby Willy,' by Samuel John Peploe.

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An Edinburgh art collector has loaned Campbeltown Museum a 1906 Samuel John Peploe painting of the artist’s son Willy.

Painted in 1906 it is entitled ‘Baby Willy’ and shows Peploe’s youngest son William.

Frank Chinn the museum’s temporary curator said: ‘The painting is deceptively simple but it is the simplicity of a master who can reduce a complex living subject to a few brush strokes.

‘Peploe (1871-1935) has captured and preserved Baby Willy for us to enjoy over a century later.

‘The painting has been kindly loaned by Stuart Collinson who travelled to a sunny Kintyre at the end of May.

‘He visited the museum’s fine art collection in the Marriage Room of the Burnet Building.’

The painting titled ‘Baby Willy.’ NO_c25peploe01_Campbeltown_museum