WILLIAM STANLEY HASELTINE
1835 - 1900
MT. ETNA FROM TAORMINA
signed W. S. Haseltine (lower right)
oil on canvas
58 ½ by 41 inches
(148.6 by 104.1 cm)
The canvas is lined and the edges are partially trimmed. There is fine surface cracking, most noticeable in the sky, and some scattered accretions. Under UV: there is inpainting to frame abrasion at edges, some scattered dots in the lower register including a 3-inch horizontal line near the lower right corner, a 3-inch horizontal line in the center sky and two small areas near the upper left edge.
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Private collection, Pennsylvania
By descent to the present owner
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fairmount Park, Centennial Exposition, May-November 1876
Mt. Etna from Taormina is one of at least eight paintings Haseltine completed of this subject. Two other examples are in the permanent collections of the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California and the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama.