The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Eighty-Ninth, 1915
Start Date: 8 May 1915
End Date: 4 September 1915
Type: Annual exhibition
Description: Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Scottish Academy have been held in the Spring of each year since 1827.
In this year 'Sixteen Works by Auguste Rodin were presented by the Sculptor to the British Nation in honour of our soldiers fighting beside his countrymen in France.'
'In accordance with this provision the council have been able, with the express approbation of the donor, and through the courtesy of the Minister of Education and of the Authorities at the Victoria and Albert Museum, to show in the present Exhibition the splendid collection of his work recently
presented to the British Nation by the eminent French Sculptor Auguste Rodin' (RSA exh. cat., 1915).
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: All sculpture displayed in the Sculpture Hall.
Exhibition included Ideal head of St George
Exhibition included A Lady's head
an extra entry in the catalogue
Exhibition included Study of a boy's head
Material unknown. Catalogue indicates 'To be carried out in marble'. A version exhibited in 1916.
Exhibition included Sketch of a donkey
Exhibition included Head of a Boy
Exhibition included Father
Exhibition included His Majesty King George
Exhibition included A donkey
Exhibition included Hunter
Exhibition included Boy and crab
Exhibition included Study of a head for the figure of Sculpture for the tomb of Lord Leighton
Exhibition included The late Hon. Thomas Ryburn Buchanan
Exhibition included The standard-bearer
Exhibition included Madonna and Child
Exhibition included Springtime of life
Exhibition included The knight from 'Undine'
Exhibition included The nymph from 'Undine'
Exhibition included Memorial to Gen. David Stewart of Garth, historian of the Highlands and Highland regiments
Exhibition included The late Alex Taylor-Innes, LLD, Adovocate [...] in St Duthus Church, Tain
Exhibition included John Boyd Dunlop, Esq., inventor of Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre
Exhibition included The docker
Exhibition included Miss Maud Parker
Exhibition included The first dip
Exhibition included The Elf
Exhibition included The Pillar of Salt
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Exhibitors included Phyllis Mary Bone
Exhibitors included Thomas Brock
'Study of a head for the figure of Sculpture for the tomb of Lord Leighton'
Exhibitors included (Edward) Alfred Briscoe Drury
Exhibitors included Fanindra Nath Bose
Exhibitors included Thomas Good
Exhibitors included Henry (Harry) Snell Gamley
Exhibitors included David Alexander Francis
'Sketch of a donkey'
Exhibitors included Effie Grace Jessop
'The first dip'
Exhibitors included Alexander Carrick
'Madonna and Child'
Exhibitors included William Goscombe John
Exhibitors included William Robert Colton
'Springtime of life'
Exhibitors included Michael Hewan Crichton
Exhibitors included Edward Crompton
Exhibitors included George MacD. Kane
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Eighty-Ninth, 1915', 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_1206634289, accessed 31 Jan 2015]