The stunning composition San Marco and the Doge's Palace, Venice demonstrates Peterson’s spirited brushwork and keen sense of color relationships. Her clever compositional device serves as a way to artfully juxtapose colors, as the bright pinks and yellows in the background buildings are framed by the deep blue tones of the Venetian arches. Peterson traveled to Venice many times, though depictions of San Marco are relatively scarce. As the expert on Jane Peterson, J. Jonathan Joseph, said in a letter regarding the painting, “I think it is one of the finest examples of Peterson’s Venetian subjects.”
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Raymond Agler Fine Arts, North Andover, Massachusetts (later Gloucester, Massachusetts), by 1989
To private collection, Farmington, Connecticut, May 1989 to present
1). (in pencil verso of board) The famous / Cathedral of St. Marks / seen through the arches / of St. Marks Square / with a bit of the / Doge’s Palace – / Jane Peterson / 58 W. 57th St. / New York City
2). (in pencil verso of board lower right) #996
Robert Rice Gallery, Houston, Texas, with painting description