Here you can see a portrait of her sister Anna which Pietronella
Peters painted in 1870 :
That particular painting was sold for 18,000 Euros (about US-$23,000)
at an art auction in Germany in 2000
Here is another example for her work, "Two little Girls with a Doll",
which was sold for 5600 Euros (about US-$7200) at an
auction in Germany in July 2006 :
These two examples show that the works of Pietronella Peters can be
considered valuable. Her paintings are exhibited in
major museums, such as the Stuttgart State Gallery of Art.
As for the other signature, I agree with my colleague answerfinder-ga.
It certainly reads "H. Sherborne". It is very probable
that this H. Sherborne is identical with the artist who created the
paintings listed on the Artnet and Brightwells websites.
The fondness for rural scenes connnects them. Alas, without a
signature for comparison it won't be possible to verify this.
But it seems that finding works of H. Sherborne would not be an easy
task: Hardly anything can be found in online
sources. He seems to be neither a very well-known nor a much valued
artist, judging from the fact that a bundle of two of
his paintings at Brightwells is estimated at £450-600. I'll try to
find out something about him from offline sources, and
should I be successful, I'll let you know. But in case H. Sherborne
was simply one of those mass-producing painters who
work for department stores and the like, I'm not very confident that
I'll locate information about him.
 Kunstmarkt: Pietronella Peters - Die junge Künstlerin Anna Peters
an der Staffelei
 Auktionshaus Michael Zeller: Einige Highlights der 89. Int.
Bodensee - Kunstauktion Juni/Juli 2006
Artnet: Pietronella Peters
Geschichtsverein Köngen: Die Malerin Anna Peters in Köngen
Search terms used:
"Pieter Francis Peters"
Clarification of Answer by
06 Aug 2006 14:33 PDT
I just noticed that the first part of my answer is missing; I'd like
to apologize for this. Here is the missing text:
"With the help of special graphics software, I managed to decipher the
signature on the painting depicting the group of children. It reads:
Through research, I found out that Pietronella Peters was a female
German painter. She was born in 1848 in the city of Stuttgart. She
came from a family that was deeply connected with the arts: Her father
was the Dutch landscape painter Pieter Francis Peters (1818-1903), her
uncle Christian Mali (1832-1906) would become a famous painter of the
"Munich School" in the late 1860s, her sister Anna (1843-1926), famous
for her flower paintings, was one of the first professional female
artists in Germany. She died in 1924 in Stuttgart-Sonnenberg."
As for your clarification request, I'll try to find information as
soon as possible.