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After a Shower -- Nahant, Massachusetts

William Stanley Haseltine

American Art

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.
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"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Helen H. Plowden
RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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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
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