The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Fifth, 1881
End Date: 1881
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 South Room.
Exhibition included Eugene Aram
lent by A. D. Grimond of Glenericht
Exhibition included Mrs Carnegie, New York
lent by Andrew Carnegie, Esq., New York
Exhibition included Jeannie Deans on her way to London
Exhibition included The Laird of Dumbiedykes
Exhibition included A daughter of the artist
Exhibition included The late Thomas Carlyle, from life
Exhibition included Miss Young of Kelly
Exhibition included William Nelson, Esq., Salisbury Green
Exhibition included The innocent
Exhibition included William Grubb, Esq., Dundee
Exhibition included The late James Galbraith, Esq., Sheriff-Substitute of Lanarkshire
Exhibition included A. D. Robertson, Esq., Glasgow
Exhibition included Mrs Cochran-Patrick
Exhibition included King Robert the Bruce
Exhibition included A sentinel of the Inquisition in Antwerp
Exhibition included The late James Mylne, Esq., WS
Exhibition included The late Thomas Sprot, Esq., WS
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Exhibitors included John Hutchison
'King Robert the Bruce'
Exhibitors included Thomas Stuart Burnett
Exhibitors included James Alexander Ewing
Exhibitors included William Brodie
'A daughter of the artist'
Exhibitors included George Washington Andrew Kinloch
Exhibitors included Donald Campbell Haggart
Exhibitors included Amelia Robertson Hill
'Mrs Carnegie, New York'
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Fifth, 1881', 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_1206631135, accessed 29 Apr 2017]