Tate's new £1.5m 'British Impressionist'

May 8 2017

Image of Tate's new £1.5m 'British Impressionist'

Picture: Guardian

Tate Britain has unveiled Le Passeur (1881) by William Stott of Oldham. It shows two girls waiting for a ferry on the Loire, and was well received when exhibited at the Paris Salon. Bravo to the HLF, the Art Fund and the Hintze family for contributing to the £1.5m needed to secure the picture. The purchase was actually announced last year, but the media's attention was directed towards Tate's acquisition of their first painting by Joan Carlile. Perhaps this time the now obligatory woman posing in front of the painting (and with someone wearing a similar dress to the girl shown waiting for the ferryman) helped attract photo editors' eye'. Full story in The Guardian here.

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