We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

The RA is open, but you may only visit with members of your household, not as a mixed group. If you need to rebook your visits, please contact us at 020 7300 8090 or tickets@royalacademy.org.uk.

F. Leighton, to the President and Council

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RAA/SEC/4/82/3

Title

F. Leighton, to the President and Council

Date

13 May 1874

Level

Item

Extent & medium

4pp.

Previous reference codes

602, RAC 1, LE 4

Historical Background

Read at meeting of Council of 12 May 1874, and the Secretary instructed to inform Leighton that the Council were unable to comply with his request.

Content Description

Leighton asks the Council if a rail could be installed along the whole end of Gallery II at the Summer Exhibition to protect his painting 'Moorish Garden' from the risk of damage caused by the numbers of people wanting to see Miss Thompson's painting ['Calling the Roll after an engagement, Crimea', or 'The Roll Call'].