Sir William Quiller Orchardson(1832-1910), Portrait and subject painter
Sitter associated with 19 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
Artist; born and trained in Edinburgh; settled in London, 1862, where he enjoyed a highly successful career as a painter of subject pictures and portraits; elected RA, 1877. Orchardson became best known for depictions of the history and manners of the eighteenth century and Regency periods and for his dramatic interpretations of the anxieties of contemporary upper class life.
by Sir William Quiller Orchardson
oil on canvas, circa 1860
by Henry Jamyn Brooks
oil on canvas, 1889
by E. Smerdon
bromide print, 1910
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 24 March 1898
after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
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