The Exhibition of The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Twenty-Eighth, 1854
End Date: 1854
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 Portrait bust
lent by Prof. Jenner, University College, London
Exhibition included The Hon. Lord Cockburn
Exhibition included Miss Rutherfurd
Exhibition included The lily of the valley
Exhibition included Thomas Constable, Esq.
Exhibition included Corinna, head from a statue executed in Rome
Exhibition included Adoration
Exhibition included Sir Thomas Brisbane
Exhibition included The late William Marshall, Esq., WS
Exhibition included Posthumous likeness of a gentleman
Exhibition included Posthumous likeness of a lady
Exhibition included Melia
Exhibition included William Wood, Esq., FRSE, FRCSE
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-Eighth, 1854', 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_1206628795, accessed 29 Apr 2017]