Sketchbook with Studies of the New England Coast and Italy

William Stanley Haseltine (American, 1835–1900)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.


Binding boards: 16.5 x 26.5 cm (6 1/2 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite, pen and ink, and white watercolor on assorted colors of papers, bound in dark green boards

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Majority of work is of New England coast; at back of book some leaves of Europe (Holland ship in storm), Rome, Capri. Torre d’Ostia, Venice - small sketches may represent paintings, real or actual.


Inscribed on inside of cover in graphite: Wm. S. Haseltine; in pen and blue ink over graphite: no 15 Tenth Street New York; on last leaf in graphite: W.S. Haseltine '54. Inside ack cover in graphite: E. Codman 35 Charles Street


Annotated in pen and black ink on inside of cover: Property of Helen Haseltine Plowden / Aspley Guise - Beds 1926


Helen Haseltine Plowden, daughter of the artist, 1926; Bequest of Maxim Karolik, Newport; to MFA September 13, 1978

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875