The Exhibition of The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Twenty-Fifth, 1851
End Date: 1851
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).
See also http://www.royalscottishacademy.org/pages/menu_page.asp/.
Competition Details: Keith Prize Fund established by bequest from Alexander Keith. Income to be used to provide a prize for the most distinguished work by a student exhibited in the Annual Exhibition.
Exhibition included Partridge
Exhibition included Posthumous bust of a boy
Exhibition included The Rt Hon. the Lord Provost
Exhibition included Hugh Miller, Esq.
Exhibition included Prof. Simson
Exhibition included J. B. Johnson, Esq.
Exhibition included Posthumous bust of a lady
Exhibition included Standing boy
Exhibition included Refugee
Exhibition included Mother and baby
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, The Twenty-Fifth, 1851', 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_1206615684, accessed 26 Apr 2017]