The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Sixty-Forth, 1890
End Date: 1890
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 the South Room.
Exhibition included Wonderland
Exhibition included The thresher's weary flinging tree. The lee land day had tired me.
Exhibition included Richard Lamb, Esq.
Exhibition included A torch racer
lent by Prof. Sir William Turner, MB, HRSA
Exhibition included The late Dr Andrew Combe
Exhibition included The late Hon. Lord Fraser
Exhibition included The late John Grigor, MD, Nairn
Exhibition included Dante (marble)
Exhibition included Cupid
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Sixty-Forth, 1890', 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_1206632112, accessed 23 Mar 2017]