The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Third, 1879
End Date: 1879
Type: Annual exhibition
Description: Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Scottish Academy have been held in the spring of each year since 1827.
Works were for sale.
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 South Room.
Exhibition included David Livingston
lent by Mrs Livingstone Bruce
Exhibition included Portrait bust
lent by Hugh Rose, Esq., Kilvarnock Lodge
Exhibition included Girl reading
Exhibition included Mrs James Auldjo Jamieson
Exhibition included Helen Alice, daughter of Colin Mackenzie, Esq., of Portmore
Exhibition included Joseph Jefferson
Exhibition included Robert Bryson, Esq., Master of the Merchant Company 1875-1877
Exhibition included The late Robert Horn, Esq., Dean of the Faculty of Advocates
Exhibition included William Hannah, Esq.
Exhibition included James Wilson, Esq.
Exhibition included The putting-stone
Exhibition included A wee lassie - daughter of J. Denovan Adam
Exhibition included 'Comin thro the rye'
Exhibition included The lily
Exhibition included James S. Stewart, son of James Stewart Esq., of Garvochs, MP
Exhibition included At the spring
Exhibition included An English Rose
Exhibition included Portrait
Exhibition included The late Adam Black, Esq.
Exhibition included Henry Simpson Esq.
Exhibition included Rev. George R. Davidson, DD
Exhibition included Un fils de la commune
Exhibition included A painter of holy subjects
Exhibition included John Blair Esq.
Exhibitors included H. Gore Booth
Exhibitors included William Brodie
Exhibitors included James Alexander Ewing
''Comin thro the rye''
Exhibitors included George Edwin Ewing
'A wee lassie - daughter of J. Denovan Adam'
Exhibitors included John Hutchison
'Henry Simpson Esq.'
Exhibitors included Donald Campbell Haggart
Exhibitors included George Frederick Halse
Exhibitors included George Washington Andrew Kinloch
Exhibitors included Amelia Robertson Hill
Exhibitors included Thomas Stuart Burnett
'The putting-stone' - awarded Sculpture Prize
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Third, 1879', 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_1206631070, accessed 20 Dec 2014]