Audio Description of Le Passeur by William Stott of Oldham

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Le Passeur (The Ferryman) 1881 is an oil painting on canvas by the British painter William Stott. The painting is a delicate tonalist rendition of dusk on the river at Grez-sur-Loing in north central France and stands out as the most ambitious impressionist work of the artists’ career.  Stott lived and worked at the international artists’ colony of Grez-sur-Loing, in the early 1800’s, where he established working relationships with artists from across Europe and America, including Frank O’Meara and Lowell Birge Harrison. 

This artwork has been secured for the British public through major gifts from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Family Foundation) and The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation. The painting will be displayed at Tate Britain until January 2018 and will then tour to four UK-partner galleries: Oriel y Parc, Southampton City Art Gallery, Gallery Oldham and Aberdeen Art Gallery, supported by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the John Ellerman Foundation and Art Fund.

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