The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Ninth, 1885
End Date: 1885
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: All sculpture exhibited together in the Third Archway (Great Room).
Exhibition included J. B. MacDonald, Esq., RSA
Exhibition included Playmates
Exhibition included Study from life
Exhibition included Mrs Gordon Alexander of London
Exhibition included The late Sir Henry Wellwood Moncrieff, Bart, DD
Exhibition included Spring
Exhibition included After labour rest
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by The Royal Scottish Academy
Exhibitors included Donald Campbell Haggart
'Mrs Gordon Alexander of London'
Exhibitors included John Hutchison
'The late Sir Henry Wellwood Moncrieff, Bart, DD'
Exhibitors included George Washington Andrew Kinloch
'After labour rest'
Exhibitors included Anna von Kahle
Exhibitors included William G. Coutts
'J. B. MacDonald Esq., RSA'
Exhibitors included Katherine Anne Fraser-Tytler
Citing this record
'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The Fifty-Ninth, 1885', 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_1207218567, accessed 23 Mar 2017]