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William Morrill, ca 1839-??

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1839 ca
Place of Birth: Kensington, London
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Identity:

William Morrill was a picture liner. He was born in Soho, but later moved to Kensington where his son William Morrill, who became a picture restorer, was born around 1879.

Life:

Morrill, a picture liner whose business was situated at 3 Duck Lane, Wardour Street, Soho, had dealings with JW in 1879. He was contracted to cut 7 inches off the top of an unidentified full length painting of a boy. This strip was to be added to the bottom and the whole work lined. It is possible that the work referred to was Portrait of a Boy (YMSM 177) which A. S. Cole noted in his diary as seeing in January 1877 (#08945).

Bibliography:

Kelly's Post Office Directory, London, 1864; UK Census, 1901.