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ID number:  BIRBI-39.23
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Orchardson, Sir William Quiller (1832-1910)
Title / Object name:  Portrait of Lady Orchardson
Object type:  Painting
Culture:  Scottish
Date made:  exhibited 1875
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  124.5 x 97.8 cm unframed; 144.4 X 118.5 X 7.6 framed
Provenance:  Collection of the artist and his widow until after 1911; acquired by Sir Edmund Davis; purchased at Davis sale, Christie's, 7 July 1939, lot 83, for £252

The Scottish artist Quiller Orchardson married Ellen Moxon (about 1854-1917) in 1873. He painted a number of portraits of her as well as using her as a model for some of his well-known genre scenes from high society. This portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1875, the same date as portraits of her mother and father. These family records remained with Lady Orchardson until her death.

Notes:  Exhibition: Royal Academy, 1875 (70); Paris, Salon, 1876 (1561); Paris, exposition Universelle Internationale (Grande-Bretagne et Irlande), 1878 (195); Manchester, Royal Jubilee Exhibition, 1887 (385); Munich, III. Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, 188 (1783); Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition, 1911 (84).

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