The Exhibition of The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of Works of Deceased and Living Scottish Artists, 1880
End Date: 1880
Type: Annual exhibition
Description: Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Scottish Academy have been held in the spring of each year since 1827.
Policy: To encourage the practice of the Fine Arts in Scotland by showing to the public representative collections of works mainly from Scottish artists of the time.
Works shown at the RSA Annual Exhibition should be by living artists only, although a few works in reality were exhibited posthumously. Most works were submitted, although a number were 'invited' (RSA Dictionary, vol. 1, p. xv).
In addition to the Annual Exhibitions the Academy occasionally places on view, at another season of the year, memorial collections of the works of eminent artists recently deceased.
For further information on the history of the RSA see Frank Rinder & W. D. McKay, The Royal Scottish Academy, 1826-1916 (Glasgow: University Press, 1917) and Esme Gordon, The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture & Architecture 1826-1976 (Edinburgh: Charles Skilton, 1976).
See also http://www.royalscottishacademy.org/pages/menu_page.asp/.
Exhibition included Head of Corinna
Exhibition included Mrs Twiname
Exhibition included The Rt Hon. Lord President Inglis
lent by the Faculty of Advocates
Exhibition included Baroness Burdett-Coutts
Exhibition included Judy
Exhibition included The blind girl reading
Exhibition included Homer
Exhibition included The Maid of Lorne disguised as a page
Exhibition included Livingston
Exhibition included The parting of Hector and Andromanche
Exhibition included Daughter of the artist
Exhibition included Joseph Jefferson
Exhibition included The late Sir James Gibson-Craig Bart, of Riccarton
lent by J. T. Gibson-Craig
Exhibition included The late Adam Black, Lord Provost & MP for Edinburgh
Exhibition included Katie
lent by the Hon. Lord Advocate John MacLaren
Exhibition included Stella
lent by J. T. Gibson-Craig, Esq.
Exhibition included A Roman matron
lent by J. T. Gibson-Craig Esq.
Exhibition included The late Adam Black, Esq.
lent by the Philosophical Institution, Edinburgh
Exhibition included The late John Philip, RA
lent by Patrick Allan Fraser, Esq., HRSA
Exhibition included Peter Reid, Esq., Forfar
lent by the Reid Hall, Forfar
Exhibition included Dante
lent by James Cowan Esq., MP
Exhibition included Pasquccia, study from life at Rome
lent by Dr Batty Tuke
Exhibition included The late Dr Robert Lee
lent by Lockhart Thomson, Esq.
Exhibition included Hamlet
Exhibition included The late D. O. Hill, RSA [...] after Patric Park
Exhibition included Roman dancing girl reposing
Exhibition included Sir Noel Paton, RSA, her Majesty's Limner for Scotland
Exhibition included David Octavius Hill, RSA, Secretary of the RSA
Exhibition included Medals - various
Exhibition included Mrs Bell
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of Works of Deceased and Living Scottish Artists, 1880', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/event.php?id=msib6_1204042465, accessed 25 Mar 2017]