Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Orchardson, William Quiller, was born in 1835 at Edinburgh. He studied under Scott Lander and became a skilful and popular genre painter. He was elected A.R.A. in 1868, and R.A. in 1877. Among his best pictures are The Queen of Swords (1877), Mariage de Convenance (1886), and On Board the "Bellerophon," July 23, 1815 (1880), purchased by the Chantrey Bequest.