These 3 Jane Peterson paintings are of an incredible story.
In April of 1992 my mother was able to have the snowy egret painting authenticated and listed in Sotheby’s Catalog.
This was easily authenticated because it is a watercolor done on special Kodak paper. The paper was created specially for Jane Peterson, as her husband was an attorney for Kodak. (my mother still has this painting it didn’t sell). Plus the notes with Mr. Koch’s handwriting discuss the Jane Peterson paintings.
Image below is a scan from the Sotheby’s catalog:
American Paintings Drawings & Sculpture
Sale 1410, Friday September 25, 1992
Image below is a scan of the original contract from Sotheby’s showing
April 20, 1992 as the date proving the time period and that my mother is the one who consigned it with Sotheby’s in 1992.