Landscape painting of Colonial cottage and flower garden, attributed to Jane Peterson (American, 1876-1965). This work is unsigned but was purchased at the public auction of the Estate of Jane Peterson Philipp, held by O. Rundle Gilbert Auctioneers, on Aug. 9 & 10, 1966, in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Medium: oil on artist board. Size: 18" x 24". Jane Peterson was one of Americas most successful female painters of the 20th century. She developed an original style that blended the traditional approaches to painting with that of the more innovative Impressionist and Fauvist movements. Her works utilize bold color combinations and spontaneous brush strokes. In 1925, she married M. Bernard Philipp and took up a summer residence at his 'Rocky Hill' estate in Ipswich, MA, returning to New York City for the winter months. It was at this time that she developed her love for painting the flowers that she cultivated at Rocky Hill. She became one of the 'Ipswich Painters', a close-knit group of nine artists, all of whom lived in Ipswich, who were inspired by nature in the surrounding countryside and by the "ancient" houses and old bridges in the town. It seems likely that our painting is of such a home and garden in the town of Ipswich. Peterson studied at the Pratt Institute in New York with Arthur Wesley Dow and later at the Art Students League with Frank DuMond. In 1907 she commenced an extended tour for travel and study to Europe and North Africa, visiting London, Venice, Paris, and Madrid. In Spain she studied with and was greatly influenced by Joachin Sorolla, who introduced her to Louis Comfort Tiffany. Peterson's other artist friends included John Singer Sargent and Maurice Prendergast. Today she is best known for her paintings of the fishing villages of the Massachusetts North Shore, the canals of Venice, views of Florida, and for her 'flower portraits'. In 1938, Peterson was named the "most outstanding individual of the year" by the American Historical Society, only the second woman to be so honored. Condition: Professional restoration to a small chip in the lower left corner & to a tiny scrape in the lower foreground; professionally cleaned.
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