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William Stanley Haseltine


Centurion, 1859–1900

Born 11 June 1835 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died 3 February 1900 in Rome, Italy

Buried Campo Cestio, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Proposed by Frederick S. Cozzens

Elected 4 June 1859 at age twenty-three

Archivist’s Note: Brother of Albert C. Haseltine

Century Memorial

William Stanley Haseltine was one of the oldest members of The Century, having joined it in 1859. He will be well remembered as a conspicuous member of that group of artists who achieved distinction in the early days of American art, whose skill and charm were recognized both at home and abroad. After graduating at Harvard he studied at Düsseldorf and Rome; and his style in marine and landscape work was remarkable for warmth of color, breadth of handling, and fidelity to the best canons of art which he had caught from foreign schools, and his success was marked and well deserved. He had been a member of the National Academy of Design since 1861. He lived many years abroad and died in Rome. He was always highly esteemed in The Century and in the artistic world for his ability and genial, social qualities, and the news of his death was received with universal regret.

Henry E. Howland
1901 Century Association Yearbook