The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Sixth, 1882
End Date: 1882
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 Portrait bust of a lady
Exhibition included James Young, Esq., LLD, FRS, of Kelly
Exhibition included Study of a Florentine priest
Exhibition included The bather
Exhibition included The late Alexander Smollett, Esq., of Bonhill
Exhibition included The late Mrs Forrester, Glasgow
Exhibition included Frolic
Exhibition included The late William Rutherford Sanders, Professor of Pathology, Edinburgh University
Exhibition included The late William Jenkyns, MA, killed in defence of the British Residency, Cabul, 1879
Exhibition included Portrait bust
Exhibition included Shelley
Exhibition included Set free - a scene of the inquisition in Antwerp
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Exhibitors included James Alexander Ewing
'The late Mrs Forrester, Glasgow'
Exhibitors included John Hutchison
Exhibitors included Thomas Stuart Burnett
Exhibitors included George Washington Andrew Kinloch
Exhibitors included George Frederick Halse
Exhibitors included Amelia Robertson Hill
Exhibitors included William Brodie
'James Young, Esq., LLD, FRS, of Kelly'
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Sixth, 1882', 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_1206631247, accessed 29 Mar 2017]