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Gondolas, Venetian Canal by Jane Peterson
Gondolas, Venetian Canal by Jane Peterson
Gondolas, Venetian Canal by Jane Peterson
Gondolas, Venetian Canal by Jane Peterson
Gondolas, Venetian Canal by Jane Peterson
Gondolas, Venetian Canal by Jane Peterson
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Gondolas, Venetian Canal by Jane Peterson

  • This is a masterpiece of early 20th-century Venetian scenes by Jane Peterson
  • It offers a vivid depiction of Venice’s vibrant life and tranquil beauty
  • Peterson is celebrated for expressive color and dynamic composition
  • Her works are held in major collections and museums
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Jane Peterson
1876–1965 | American

Gondolas, Venetian Canal

Signed “Jane Peterson” (lower right)
Oil on canvas

This remarkable painting, Gondolas, Venetian Canal, by the esteemed American artist Jane Peterson, stands as a testament to her unparalleled ability to capture the vibrant essence and transient beauty of Venice. Peterson, often compared to Maurice Prendergast for her expressive use of color and broad brushstrokes, distinguishes herself with this composition through its vivid portrayal of. . .
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Jane Peterson
1876–1965 | American

Gondolas, Venetian Canal

Signed “Jane Peterson” (lower right)
Oil on canvas

This remarkable painting, Gondolas, Venetian Canal, by the esteemed American artist Jane Peterson, stands as a testament to her unparalleled ability to capture the vibrant essence and transient beauty of Venice. Peterson, often compared to Maurice Prendergast for her expressive use of color and broad brushstrokes, distinguishes herself with this composition through its vivid portrayal of Venetian life and landscape. Her unique approach to capturing the fleeting moments of daily life in Venice makes this work a true masterpiece of early 20th-century art.

The composition invites the viewer into a serene moment along one of the iconic canals, where two gondolas are quietly resting, their forms softened by the dappled shadows from the cover of an overhead tree. Peterson's mastery of color and light is evident in the ethereal interplay of pink and blue hues, contrasting beautifully with the historic architecture in the background. The distant figures of pedestrians and gondoliers, captured in swift, confident strokes, add a dynamic energy to the scene, suggesting the vibrant life that pulses through Venice's famed narrow streets and waterways.

With an educational foundation from the Pratt Institute and further studies under luminaries such as Jacques-Emile Blanche and Joaquin Sorolla, Peterson developed a style that seamlessly blends influences from Fauvism, Expressionism and Impressionism. Her extensive travels and encounters with noted American artists, including John Singer Sargent and Childe Hassam, infused her work with a cosmopolitan sensibility and depth. Peterson's contribution to American art is celebrated in major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Circa 1920

Unframed: 31 1/2” high by 25” wide (79.38 x 63.50 cm)
Framed: 39” high by 33 3/4” wide (99.06 x 85.73 cm)


Provenance:
Private collection, West Meadows, Newark, Delaware
Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, acquired from the above, 1989
Acquired by the late owners from the above, 1989
M.S. Rau, New Orleans
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Gondolas, Venetian Canal by Jane Peterson
Maker: Peterson, Jane
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: America
Type: Paintings
Style: Post-Impressionism
Depth: 2.0 in. (5.08 cm)
Width: 33.75 in. (85.73 cm)
Height: 39.0 in. (99.06 cm)
Canvas Width: 25.000 in. (63.5 cm)
Canvas Height: 31.250 in. (79.38 cm)
Gondolas, Venetian Canal by Jane Peterson
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