The Exhibition of The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Thirtieth, 1856
End Date: 1856
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/.
Display Arrangement: Sculpture exhibited in the Sculpture Room.
Exhibition included The late Sir James Gibson-Craig Bart, of Riccarton
lent by James T. Gibson-Craig
Exhibition included Bruce
Exhibition included Wallace
Exhibition included Nursery music
Exhibition included The captive Chaldean
Exhibition included The late Rt Hon. Lord Rutherford
Exhibition included The Hon. Lord Handyside
Exhibition included Mrs Lenox Kennedy of New York
Exhibition included Alfred Tennyson, Esq., Poet Laureate
Exhibition included The Hon. Lady Mary Labouchere
Exhibition included Alexander Campbell, Esq., of Monzie
Exhibition included Little Mary, daughter of Edward James Jackson, Esq.
Exhibition included Hecamede, the Florence Nightingale of the Trojan War
Exhibition included Oenone, nymph of Mount Ida, daughter of a river god
Exhibition included Paris and Helen
Exhibition included Portrait medallion
Exhibition included The Curlers
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Exhibitors included William Brodie
'The captive Chaldean'
Exhibitors included William Beattie
Exhibitors included John Hutchison
Exhibitors included Andrew Hume Forrest
'Paris and Helen'
Exhibitors included Thomas Campbell
'The late Sir James Gibson-Craig Bart, of Riccarton'
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Thirtieth, 1856', 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_1206628915, accessed 23 Mar 2017]