Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
John Pettie (1839-1893), Painter
Hilda Orchardsons childhood impression of Pettie was of extraordinarily blue eyes, a nondescript nose, fresh complexion, and friendly energetic ways; he simply radiated energy and kindliness. 
His appearance in 1878: He was rather grave of countenance, looking more like a University Don than an artist, though, I believe, to intimate friends he could be very free and easy. 
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