The mountains to the north of Glen Torridon are amongst the most dramatic in Scotland; Liathach, Beinn Eigh and Beinn Alligin. Peploe will have driven north from Plockton on the north side of Loch Caron, where he stayed with Torquil Nicolson at the Old Manse and then down Glen Torridon towards the head of Upper Loch Torridon. He found his subject looking back to the north-west, into the hills rising dramatically from the loch side. To capture the drama and stature of these most ancient mountains, he has used brushes and knife, a rich impasto and a sonorous mineral palette.
Signature: signed lower left
The Stone Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1962