Jane Peterson was one of the most remarkable and unique women artists of her time. One of her favorite locations to paint was the bustling fishing port of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and this colorful harbor scene is a marvelous example from this important body of work. This striking piece is typical of her individual style, as seen in the bold confident brushwork and high-key saturated color palette.
Peterson’s Gloucester scenes are by far her most collectible paintings. The size, quality, and condition of this work make it a tour de force. The fact that it descended from Peterson’s estate to important private collections makes it a fresh and exciting addition to the market.