Winding Her Skein

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William Quiller Orchardson
Born Edinburgh, 1832-1910

Winding Her Skein
Oil on canvas

Presented by the Orchar Trustees, 1987
Purchased for the Orchar Gallery, 1930
Museum number 272-1987-249

Orchardson attended the Trustees Academy aged only 13. He popularised genre scenes - snapshots of everyday life - and like Pettie was renowned for using historical costume.

His refined use of colour was described as being 'as harmonius as the wrong side of an old tapestry'.

Winding Her Skein
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