View at Gloucester, Early Autumn
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 landscape 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. While this work differs from her more typical harbor paintings of boats, the size, quality, and condition of this work make it a fantastic example of the artist's mature style and a highly desirable addition to any important collection of American art.