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Haseltine and his family moved to Europe in 1866, primarily residing in Rome, where he was part of a circle of American expatriate artists. Specialized in picturesque depictions of European landscape, Haseltine distinguished himself through his detailed draftsmanship and depiction of the effects of light. This luminous portrayal of the Mediterranean landscape near Cannes, in the south of France, may have been painted during the summer of 1868, when he vacationed with his family on the Italian Riviera, just a short distance from the French border.

William Stanley Haseltine
American, 1835‒1900
ca. 1868
Oil on canvas
14 x 25 in. (35.6 x 63.5 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Morton and Marie Bradley Memorial Collection, 91.406