The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Eighty-Third, 1909
End Date: 1909
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 displayed throughout.
Exhibition included Literature
Exhibition included Head of a child
lent by John M. Swan, RA, London
Exhibition included Sculpture
Exhibition included Puberty
Exhibition included Daedalus and Icarus
Exhibition included Six Scottish men of science
Exhibition included The wavelet
Exhibition included Water-babies
Exhibition included Sea urchins
Exhibition included La belle dame sans merci
Exhibition included Dr John Ker
Exhibition included A message to the sea
Exhibition included Love and the Vestal
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Exhibitors included Robert Bryden
'Six Scottish men of science'
Exhibitors included William Robert Colton
Exhibitors included Edward Crompton
Exhibitors included Alfred Gilbert
'Head of a child'
Exhibitors included George James Frampton
'La belle dame sans merci'
Exhibitors included Henry (Harry) Snell Gamley
'Dr John Ker'
Exhibitors included Stanley Nicholson Babb
'Love and the Vestal'
Exhibitors included Fanindra Nath Bose
'Daedalus and Icarus'
Exhibitors included (Edward) Alfred Briscoe Drury
Exhibitors included William Banbury
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Eighty-Third, 1909', 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_1206633934, accessed 26 Mar 2017]