Lunchtime Talk: William Stott of Oldham with Roger Brown
Discover more about William Stott of Oldham led by Roger Brown, art historian and author of key William Stott text
“William Stott of Oldham: A Comet Rushing to the Sun”.
The painter William Stott was born in Oldham in 1857. At the time of William’s birth his father Abraham Stott was a dyer and cotton waste dealer. By 1871 he was a cotton spinner, proprietor of Abraham Stott & Sons. William had three elder brothers who had followed their father into the family business, relieving some pressure from William and leaving him free to follow his artistic ambitions.
In 2017 Le Passeur (The Ferryman) by William Stott of Oldham (1857 -1900) was 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 acquisition of Le Passeur (The Ferryman) has inspired a national partnership programme. The work will tour to four UK-partner galleries from 2018 – 2020: Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre, Southampton City Art Gallery, Gallery Oldham and Aberdeen Art Gallery. Le Passeur will feature in a bespoke context-rich display at each partner venue, complemented by learning resources and a programme of training for staff and volunteers.
All talks are free, informal and last around 45 minutes with time for questions and discussion afterwards. There’s no need to book, if you’re bringing a group of five or more please get in touch.
Hearing help is available via loop system. Please ask a member of staff for more information upon arrival.