Untitled (The Artist’s House, Monterey)
Charles Rollo Peters
The Artist’s House, Monterey
Oil on canvas, 1891
36 1/2 x 51 1/2 inches
Gift of Nancy Dustin Wall Moure
A native Californian, Charles Rollo Peters studied at the California School of Design in San Francisco. From 1895 he lived in Monterey, and it was his Monterey paintings that would make his name—especially his nocturnal scenes, which earned him the joking nickname “Prince of Darkness.” This view of his own house is typical in showing his remarkable command of effects of moonlight. The all-over blues set off a golden glow in the window that suggests someone is at home.