Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Sir William Quiller Orchardson (1832-1910), Portrait and subject painter
A ‘finished and prosperous m[a]n of the world’,  Orchardson was described as ‘affable and unassuming’,  also very active and ‘of distinguished appearance, if of slight physique’.  In personality he was ‘very much like his own work, delicate, artistic and technically much on the surface’. 
Dr Jan Marsh
Footnotesback to top
 T.H. Escott, quoted Gillett 1990, p.34.
 Price 1914, p.199.
 Caw 1912b.
 Furniss 1923, p.166.
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