The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Sixty-First, 1887
End Date: 1887
Type: Annual exhibition
Description: Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Scottish Academy have been held in the spring of each year since 1827.
Works 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 the South Room.
Exhibition included Dante (bronze)
lent by T. D. Brodie, Esq.
Exhibition included The late Lord Cockburn
Exhibition included Bosom friends
Exhibition included The late Robert Riddle Stodart, Esq.
Exhibition included A great-grandmother
Exhibition included The farrier
Exhibition included HRH Prince Albert Victor
Exhibition included The Rt Hon. W. E. Gladstone
Exhibition included Part of memorial in memory of the late Robert Bryson, Esq.
Exhibition included Mrs Robert Young
Exhibition included HRH the Duke of Albany
Exhibition included The infant Orpheus
Exhibition included A child of the south
Exhibition included Prof. Sir Douglas Maclagan, MD, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Exhibition included The late John Baxter, Esq., Edinburgh
Exhibition included The late Very Rev. Principal Tulloch, DD, LLD, Dean of the Order of the Thistle
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Exhibitors included Thomas Stuart Burnett
Exhibitors included Katherine Anne Fraser-Tytler
Exhibitors included Marion Ferguson
'The infant Orpheus '
Exhibitors included James Alexander Ewing
'Mrs Robert Young'
Exhibitors included William Brodie
'The late Lord Cockburn'
Exhibitors included John Hutchison
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Sixty-First, 1887', 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_1206631782, accessed 23 Mar 2017]