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📅 Beneath the Surface: William Stott of Oldham and British Impressionism

Southampton City Art Gallery | 14th September 2018 - 12th January 2019
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Admission Type: Free

Beneath the Surface: William Stott of Oldham and British Impressionism

14 Sep 2018 - 12 Jan 2019

William Stott of Oldham’s painting Le Passeur (The Ferryman) is considered a key moment in the breakthrough of British Art to naturalism and established Stott as one of the most progressive British artists of his day.

Secured for the British public with funds provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Art Fund (with a contribution from The Wolfson Foundation) and The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation, this painting is now being displayed in Southampton as part of a tour of UK galleries in partnership with Tate.

This exhibition will show Stott in the company of those who, like him, contributed to the development of British Naturalism and Impressionism and will also include examples of French Impressionism, drawn from Southampton’s permanent collection, to place British art of the 1880s and 1890s more broadly in a dialogue with French painting of that time. Shown alongside Le Passeur will be work by some of Stott’s contemporaries who were influenced by the move in painting toward rural Naturalism, illustrating what connects Stott to them at this moment in his career and what distinguishes his singular vision.

Drop-in Audio Description Sessions for the Visually Impaired will be on offer on Fri 28 Sept, Fri 26 Oct, Fri 30 Nov and Fri 11 Jan, between 1pm and 3pm. One of our trained volunteers will be on hand to describe paintings from Beneath the Surface: William Stott of Oldham and British Impressionism.

Free Admission To All Exhibitions

Opening Times

Mon to Fri: 10am-3pm

Sat: 10am – 5pm,

Sun: Closed,

Bank Holiday Mon: 10am-3pm

Website Address: https://www.southamptoncityartgallery.com/

Beneath the Surface: William Stott of Oldham and British Impressionism

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