The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Thirty-Ninth, 1865
End Date: 1865
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 North Octagon and South Room.
Exhibition included The Rev. Alexander Beith, DD, Stirling
Exhibition included Jesse, daughter of J. B. Macdonald, Esq., ARSA
Exhibition included Faith
Exhibition included The Rt Hon. John Inglis, Lord Justice-Clerk
Exhibition included Mrs Rutherford Clark
Exhibition included Mrs Robert Hislop Jnr
Exhibition included Lord Robert Clinton, MP
Exhibition included Lord Elcho, MP
Exhibition included The late Dr Norman McLeod
Exhibition included Robert Dalgleish, Esq., MP
Exhibition included Stella, a Roman mother
Exhibition included Angelino, a shepherd
Exhibition included The Very Rev. R. S. Candlish, DD, of Free St Georges's & Principal of the New College, Edinburgh
Exhibition included The Rev. Horatius Bonar, DD, of Kelso
Exhibition included A child
Exhibition included Mrs A. Burns Shand
Exhibition included Henry Ashworth, Esq., of the Oaks, Bolton
Exhibition included The late James Hay Erskine Wemyss, Esq., of Wemyss, MP, Lord Lieut of the County of Fife
Exhibition included Burns and Highland Mary: the vow
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Exhibitors included William Brodie
Exhibitors included Amelia Robertson Hill
Exhibitors included George Edwin Ewing
Exhibitors included John Hutchison
Exhibitors included William Barclay
'The Rev. Alexander Beith, DD, Stirling'
Exhibitors included Andrew Smith Brewster
'Jesse, daughter of J. B. Macdonald, Esq., ARSA'
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Thirty-Ninth, 1865', 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_1206629775, accessed 29 Jan 2015]