Jan 18, 2019

Traunstein River on the Road to Empfig, Bavaria

Traunstein River on the Road to Empfig, Bavaria

c. 1893-96

William Stanley Haseltine

(American, 1835-1900)

Watercolor and gouache on blue paper

Sheet: 38.3 x 56.5 cm (15 1/16 x 22 1/4 in.); Mounted, primary: 38.3 x 56.5 x 0.2 cm (15 1/16 x 22 1/4 x 1/16 in.)

Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 2018.32



In this watercolor, William Stanley Haseltine portrayed the calm shore of the Traunstein River, Bavaria, on a summer afternoon. A member of the Hudson River School and a practitioner of Luminism, Haseltine focused on atmosphere and reflection rather than a grand vista. His transparent washes and areas of opaque watercolor over blue paper create the effect of light skipping across the water.

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