Sir William Quiller Orchardson 1832-1910

RA

 

Born in Edinburgh, William Quiller Orchardson studied at the Trustees Academy, after which he worked in Edinburgh for fifteen years. Following this, he relocated to London where he became a full member of the Royal Academy in 1877 and was knighted in 1907.

His works, quiet and calmly composed, primarily revolve around domestic, literary or historical subjects.