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Arthur Orton (1834-1898), The Tichborne Claimant

Sitter in 19 portraits
The Tichborne claimant was the person who identified himself, in a series of dramatic legal cases, to be the long-lost Sir Roger Tichborne. The Claimant, as he was commonly known, is usually assumed not to have been Sir Roger Tichborne, but Arthur Orton. Tichborne had been on a ship, the Bella, which had disappeared at sea in 1854. In 1863, his mother advertised in the world's press, asking for his whereabouts. Two years later, a butcher calling himself Tomas Castro from Wagga Wagga, Australia, came forward, claiming to be Sir Roger. London-born Orton was the son of a butcher. He became a sailor and in 1852 embarked for Australia, where he mysteriously disappeared. He was found guilty of perjury and spent ten years in prison.

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Arthur Orton

by Sebastian Evans
pencil, pen and ink, July 1855
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Arthur Orton

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3495

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'The Claimant of the Tichborne Baronetcy' (Arthur Orton)

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after Unknown artist
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1871-1874 (mid 1860s)
NPG Ax28420

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'The Claimant of the Tichborne Baronetcy' (Arthur Orton)

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after Unknown artist
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1871-1874 (mid 1860s)
NPG Ax39931

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Arthur Orton

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1871
NPG Ax30397

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Arthur Orton

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1871-1874
NPG Ax18248

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'The Claimant of the Tichborne Baronetcy' (Arthur Orton)

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1871
NPG Ax28422

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'Before Prison - The Claimant' (Arthur Orton)

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, circa 1871-1874
NPG x29188

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Arthur Orton

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1871-1874
NPG x75761

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Arthur Orton

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1871
NPG x76202

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Arthur Orton

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1871
NPG x45946

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Arthur Orton

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print on paper mount, circa 1871-1874
NPG x12624

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'The Claimant of the Tichborne Baronetcy who alleges he was saved from the 'Bella'' (Arthur Orton)

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1871
NPG x12623

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Arthur Orton

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1871
NPG x197140

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'After Prison - The Claimant' (Arthur Orton)

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen cabinet card, circa 1884
NPG x29189