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Report of the Committee on the Royal Commission

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code



Report of the Committee on the Royal Commission





Extent & medium

1 document, 1p.

Previous reference codes

RAA/GA/8/14, RAA/GA/8/7, and 389

Historical Background

The Committee on the Royal Commission of 1863 'to inquire into the present position of the Royal Academy in relation to the Fine Arts, and into the circumstances and conditions under which it occupies a portion of the National Gallery, and to suggest such Measures as may be required to render it more useful in promoting art and in improving and developing public taste', was appointed by the General Assembly of 10 December 1862, and met on 13 January 1863 and on eight subsequent occasions.

Content Description

The report briefly describes the composition and work of the Committee and records that the Committee "desire before separating to record their approbation of the important services rendered on this occasion by the Registrar". The document is initialed by the President, Sir Charles Lock Eastlake.

Available Copies

The report is entered verbatim into the General Assembly minutes.