Le Passeur - The Ferryman’s Journey


02/11/2019 - 08/03/2020

'Le Passeur (The Ferryman)' by William Stott of Oldham (1857-1900) is an exceptional example of early British naturalism.

Regarded as the crowning achievement of the artist’s short career, it has been saved for the nation by Tate. 'The Ferryman's Journey' tells the remarkable story of the painting's Aberdeen connection through art collector John Forbes White, one of the Art Gallery's original founders. Thanks to a partnership project with Tate, this important painting returns to the city to be part of a very special display.

'Le Passeur (The Ferryman)' 1881, William Stott of Oldham. Photo © Tate


'Le Passeur (The Ferryman)' 1881 was purchased with funds provided by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Art Fund (with a contribution from The Wolfson Foundation) and The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation 2017.

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