Scottish Art of the 19th-Century: Sir William Quiller Orchardson, Master Baby (1886) [National Galleries Scotland]

This famous image of a mother and baby casually playing stood out against the allegorized figures of Madonna-and-child and other historical figures of the 19th century. Orchardson (1832-1910), who used his wife and son for the models, worked closely with other Scottish painters and succeeded in the late-1880s and 1890s as a portraitist and narrative painter. As the National Galleries of Scotland trace, 

he impression of spontaneity was, in fact, the result of detailed planning through preparatory drawings, and Orchardson’s balanced composition reflected the influence of the work of the Japanese printmaker Utamaro. Degas and Sickert were among the painting’s enthusiastic admirers when it was exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, London, in 1886. [x]

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1683 (X)

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1832 Paris fashion plate, Modes des Paris