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Borough’s art on show in Eastbourne.

Published Tuesday 29 May 2018 at 9:30

An atmospheric painting of a rural scene owned by Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery has gone on loan.

Evening – The Watering Place will be on show at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne until September 16 as part of the exhibition Edward Stott: A Master of Colour and Atmosphere.

It is the first major exhibition in more than 40 years of the work of the Rochdale-born artist who is described as “the poet-painter of the twilight”. It marks the centenary of his death.

Stott (1855-1918) trained in Paris and was influenced by French impressionism. He later settled in Amberley in Sussex.

Evening – The Watering Place was purchased by Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery in 1913 and was previously on display in the museum’s Victorian Gallery.

A Master of Colour and Atmosphere also includes works from Towner’s collection, as well as those on loan from national institutions including  the Royal Academy of Arts, Manchester Art Gallery and the National Trust.

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