After a Shower -- Nahant, Massachusetts
In the 1860s Haseltine established his reputation with coastal scenes noted for their topographical accuracy. This painting resulted from an 1864 sketching trip to Nahant, a narrow peninsula north of Boston and exclusive summer resort. Haseltine’s interest in this locale was fostered by his familiarity with the work of Louis Agassiz (1807–1873), America’s preeminent geologist of the period. According to Agassiz, Nahant’s rocky coastline bore evidence of the earth’s formation through volcanic and glacial activities.
- Artist: William Stanley Haseltine, American, 1835-1900
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: ca. 1864
- Dimensions: 14 7/8 x 22 15/16 in. (37.8 x 58.3 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left (initials in monogram): "W S H"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 48.197
- Credit Line: Gift of Helen H. Plowden
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: William Stanley Haseltine (American, 1835-1900). After a Shower -- Nahant, Massachusetts, ca. 1864. Oil on canvas, 14 7/8 x 22 15/16 in. (37.8 x 58.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Helen H. Plowden , 48.197
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)