Bearing a torn label with the logo of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, Boats in Harbor, Gloucester was likely exhibited in one of the shows Peterson participated in during the teens and twenties, and exemplifies the brilliant palette and dynamic brushwork that earned her so many admirers. Alternating between a fully-loaded brush to render the fishing vessels and wharves, and willowy strokes of dark pigment to delineate the rigging and reflections, Peterson brings bold design to the scene while retaining the atmospheric glow of a Cape Ann summer.
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Jane Peterson estate sale, O. Rundle Gilbert Auctioneers, Ipswich, Massachusetts, August 1966
To private collection, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1966
Gifted to private collection, Lexington, Massachusetts
1). (torn) –ition / (stamped, torn) –TERSON / (torn)ST NY CITY (a partial logo indicates the label is from the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors)
(possibly) National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, New York, year unknown