The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Seventy-Eighth, 1904
End Date: 1904
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 under Four Archways.
Exhibition included Study of a girl's head
Exhibition included The Rev. C. Nation
Exhibition included The embroideress
Exhibition included The late Mrs Black
Exhibition included Portrait statuette
Exhibition included Sir F. Seymour Hayden
Exhibition included Six Scottish men of letters
Exhibition included The girdle
Exhibition included The late Lord Salisbury
Exhibition included William Strang, Esq.
Exhibition included The late Major McCaig, Oban
Exhibition included Her head in reverence bent, 'Thy will be done'
Exhibition included Sir William Turner, Principle of Edinburgh University
Exhibition included A Florentine
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Exhibitors included Evelyn Beale
'The Rev. C. Nation'
Exhibitors included Elizabeth Hean Alexander
Exhibitors included William Kellock Brown
Exhibitors included Herbert Hampton
'Sir William Turner, Principle of Edinburgh University'
Exhibitors included Robert Bryden
Exhibitors included John Hutchison
Exhibitors included George James Frampton
Exhibitors included William Robert Colton
Exhibitors included Henry (Harry) Snell Gamley
'Her head in reverence bent, "Thy will be done"'
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Seventy-Eighth, 1904', 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_1206633475, accessed 20 Apr 2014]