The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Seventh, 1883
End Date: 1883
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 David
Exhibition included Lord McLaren
Exhibition included Douglas Bloomfield, son of Major Gore Booth, RE
Exhibition included Eugene Aram
Exhibition included Effie Deans
Exhibition included Mrs Denovan Adam
Exhibition included Take her up tenderly, Lift her with care
Exhibition included Mrs Hunter of Huntes
Exhibition included The late Robert Hunter, Esq., of Huntes
Exhibition included The Tarpeian Rock
Exhibition included Bust of a gentleman
Exhibition included The late Rt Hon. Lady Moncrieff
Exhibition included The Rev. Robert Herbert Story, DD, Rosneath
Exhibition included Ars longa, vita brevis
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Exhibitors included John Hutchison
Exhibitors included George Washington Andrew Kinloch
Exhibitors included Thomas Stuart Burnett
Exhibitors included George Frederick Halse
'The Tarpeian Rock'
Exhibitors included Donald Campbell Haggart
Exhibitors included Daniel Ferguson
Exhibitors included H. Gore Booth
'Douglas Bloomfield, son of Major Gore Booth, RE'
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Seventh, 1883', 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_1206631491, accessed 29 Apr 2017]