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Eleven Engravings Presented To The Members Of The Royal Association For The Promotion Of The Fine Arts In Scotland.

RA Collection: Book

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Physical Description

[4] p., [11] pl.; 309×417 mm.

General Note

The four pages form a wrapper for the plates.


[T.p.] - [Plates] - List Of The Engravings.

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed with the name of the source-artist and that of the engraver. The engravers are William Forrest, James Faed, William Richardson, Edward Burton, John Le Conte, Thomas Dick.

Each carries the publisher's imprint of the 'Royal Association, Fine Arts, Scotland', and the printer's name - W. Wilding, Edinr. or A. McGlashon.


Surveys of painting in Scotland in the 19th century include C.B. de Laperriere, The Royal Scottish Academy exhibitors 1826-1990 (4 v., 1991); D. Macmillan, Scottish art 1460-1990 (1990); W. Hardie, Scottish painting 1837 to the present (1990); J. Halsby and P. Harris, Dictionary of Scottish painters 1600-1960 (1990); E. Gordon, The Royal Scottish Academy 1826-1976 (1976).

Monographs include J. Howard et al., William Allan artist adventurer [exhibition catalogue] (2001); R. Nicolson, William Simson RSA (1989); S. Smith, Horatio McCulloch 1805-1867 [exhibition catalogue] (1988); L. Errington, Master class: Robert Scott Lauder and his pupils (1983); M. McKerrow, The Faeds (1982); E. Cumming, James Drummond RSA (1977).

On art unions see R. Smith, 'The rise and fall of the Art Union print', in Print Quarterly, 3:2 (1986), p.95-108.

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1849 is carried by the title-page and all plates, except plate [4], which carries the date of 1848. (Plate [3] gives the date 1848 alongside the engraver's signature but 1849 with that of the publisher.)

The plates show chiefly landscapes, after William Allan, Robert Scott Lauder, Edmund T. Crawford, William Simson, Edward Duncan, R.T. Ross, D.O. Hill, Thomas Faed, Horatio McCulloch, James Drummond or Frances Stoddart.

Binding Note

19th-century half brown morocco, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine lettered 'Royal Association For Promotion Of The Fine Arts In Scotland 1849 1852 1853' and 'R.A.' Bound with two others.

Name as Subject


Landscapes (environments) - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Landscapes (representations) - Paintings - Great Britain - Scotland - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


Sir William Allan RA, source artist
Robert Scott Lauder, source artist
Edmund Thornton Crawford, source artist
William Simson, source artist
Edward Duncan, source artist
Robert Thorburn Ross, source artist
David Octavius Hill, source artist
Thomas Faed RA, source artist
Horatio McCulloch, source artist
James Drummond, source artist
Frances Stoddart, source artist
William Forrest, engraver
James Faed, engraver
William Richardson, engraver
Edward Burton, engraver
John Le Conte, engraver
Thomas Dick, engraver
William Wilding, intaglio printer
Alexander MacGlashon, intaglio printer
Royal Association For The Promotion Of The Fine Arts In Scotland