William Stanley Haseltine

William Stanley Haseltine

William Stanley Haseltine (1835–1900) was a painter and draftsman associated with the Hudson River School and the Düsseldorf School of painting, and was a leading member of Luminism. Born in Philadelphia, the artist exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts before traveling throughout Europe where he first joined a colony of American painters studying in Düsseldorf, and then traveled up the Rhine into Switzerland and Italy. In late 1857, he settled in Rome, and in the following months made numerous excursions in Italy, especially to Rome and Capri. The artist also traveled and drew in France, Holland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Haseltine is most celebrated for his intensely atmospheric images of the New England coastline and Italian countryside. In 1858, Haseltine returned to Philadelphia, and by 1859 worked in the famous Tenth Street Studio Building in New York City, and associated with Frederic Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Worthington Whittredge, whom the artist had met while traveling in Europe.


William Stanley Haseltine (1835–1900) Coast of Sori, 1893
Oil on canvas, 25 3/16 x 45 5/16 inches
Signed and dated lower right: W. S. Haseltine ’93

Image courtesy of Questroyal Fine Art, LLC