The Exhibition of The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Thirty-First, 1857
End Date: 1857
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 thunderstorm
Exhibition included Mrs Sydney Dobell
Exhibition included La Penserosa
Exhibition included The late Mrs Millar
Exhibition included The Rt Hon. the Lord Advocate
Exhibition included Bust of a child
Exhibition included The son of M. T. Martin, Esq., MD
Exhibition included A child
Exhibition included Melinda
Exhibition included Alexander Cowan Esq.
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 Thirty-First, 1857', 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_1206629019, accessed 25 Mar 2017]