Study of a chalet, Switzerland

WILLIAM STANLEY HASELTINE (1835-1900)

Study of a chalet, Switzerland

c. 1856 America

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Haseltine travelled to Dusseldorf in 1855 to be tutored by Andreas Achenbach. There he met up with Albert Bierstadt, Emanuel Leutze, Worthington Whittredge and John Irving. They became inseparable companions and together spent their summers painting in the Rhine Valley and the Bernese Alps. In the late summer of 1856 Haseltine,Whittredge and Irving, visited Brunnen on the upper part of the Lac des Quatre Cantons and Meyringen (Meiringen). From here the trio set off on foot to explore and sketch the Swiss Alps.

In a letter sent home to his mother from Meiringen, September 3rd, 1856, Haseltine imparts 'We are stopping here, Meyringen, at a pension kept by Vater Roofam, and which is only meant for artists. We are eleven in all, including two professors, one from the Berlin Academy. This pension has been an artists' resort for more than thirty years and has been visited by some of the most distinguished European ones.
The charming young lady who is at present at the head of the establishment, told me she had been rocked in the cradle by artists, brought up with artists, and now keeps house for artists, and, I daresay, hopes one day to marry an artist and to raise a considerable number of little artists! No other class of people are tolerated here, which is extremely agreeable.
The house is a large-sized Swiss cottage; the rooms are small but neat, and everything is extremely 'gemuthlich'.'
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Helen Haseltine Plowden
William Stanley Haseltine, The Life of the Sea and Landscape Painter by his daughter, Helen Haseltine Plowden, with 31 Plates in Photogravure, published 1947 by Frederick Muller London WC1.
Dimensions
Height 11.50 inch (29.21 cm)
Width 18.00 inch (45.72 cm)
Medium
Oil on paper, laid on canvas
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Inscribed ' HHP 16a Chalet by W.S.Haseltine'
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