Memory of an Island

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William Stott (of Oldham)
Born Oldham, Lancashire, 1857-1900

Memory of an Island, 1896

Oil on canvas
Presented anonymously
Museum Number B.H.1971-124

William Stott studied in France where he was regarded as a popular and influential painter. He exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon.

This decorative seascape was produced on his return to Britain. Its flat picture surface and muted colour scheme shows the strong influence of Whistler.

Memory of an Island
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