James Steel Orchar 1854-1891

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John Pettie
Born Edinburgh, 1839-1893

James Steel Orchar (1854-1891), 1881
Oil on Canvas

Presented by the Orchar Trustees, 1987
Purchased for the Orchar Gallery in 1929
Museum number 272-1987-262

Part of the Scott Lauder Group, Pettie's fame was based on his paintings of historical and literary subjects. He was a friend of JG Orchar and here, depicts Orchar's son in his United College (part of St Andrews University) graduation robes.

James Steel Orchar 1854-1891
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