The Exhibition of The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Twenty-Seventh, 1853
End Date: 1853
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/.
Display Arrangement: Sculpture exhibited in the West Room.
Exhibition included Dr Blumenthal, Luneberg
Exhibition included David Shaw, Esq., Ayr
Exhibition included Miss Grey
Exhibition included A gentleman
Exhibition included Hope
Exhibition included Dante and Beatrice
Exhibition included The infant Samuel
Exhibition included An only child
Exhibition included A boy
Exhibition included Bust of a child
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-Seventh, 1853', 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_1206628703, accessed 23 Mar 2017]