The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Fourth, 1880
End Date: 1880
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/.
Exhibition included General Sir John Campbell, KCBT, Esq., MT
Also exhibited at RGI in 1878.
Exhibition included Thomas Purdie, Esq., Castlecliff, St Andrews
Exhibition included The late Mrs H. Brown, life-long friend of Baroness Burdett-Coutts
Exhibition included The late Rev. Principle Harper
Exhibition included The late Mrs Connel Black of Kailzie
Exhibition included Henry Irving
Exhibition included Ellen Terry
Exhibition included Girlhood
Exhibition included Norman M. Henderson, Esq.
Exhibition included Rip Van Winkle
Exhibition included William McCall, Esq., Glasgow
Exhibition included Miss Graham Montgomery
lent by Sir G. Graham Montgomery Bart, MP
Exhibition included Miss Nisbet Hamilton
lent by Lady Mary Nisbet Hamilton
Exhibition included The Lady of the Lake
Exhibition included Marietta, a Roman girl
Exhibition included The late George Paul Chalmers, RSA
Exhibition included Bust of a gentleman
Exhibition included Marble monument in memory of the late George Paul Chalmers RSA... in Dean Cemetery
Exhibition included A halberdier
Exhibition included A Belgian peasant
Exhibition included Head of the late Alexander Kirkwood, Senr
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Exhibitors included John Hutchison
'Marble monument in memory of the late George Paul Chalmers RSA... in Dean Cemetery'
Exhibitors included Thomas Stuart Burnett
Exhibitors included Mary Grant
'Miss Nisbet Hamilton'
Exhibitors included George Edwin Ewing
Exhibitors included William Brodie
Exhibitors included George Frederick Halse
'The Lady of the Lake'
Exhibitors included George Washington Andrew Kinloch
Exhibitors included Robina Sophia Crawford
'General Sir John Campbell, KCBT, Esq., MT'
Exhibitors included Francesco Fabi-Altini
'Thomas Purdie, Esq., Castlecliff, St Andrews'
The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, MDCCCLXX, The Fifty-Fourth
Illustrated catalogue, 1880-1882
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Fourth, 1880', 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_1206974475, accessed 23 Mar 2017]