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Six Engravings For The Members Of The Royal Association For Promotion Of The Fine Arts In Scotland.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Physical Description

[4] p., [6] pl.; 309×410 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 John Horsburgh, William Richardson, William Forrest, John Le Conte, Edward Burton.

Each carries the publisher's imprint of the 'Royal Association, Fine Arts, Scotland', and the name of the printers, McGlashon & Wilding.


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 B. Morse, A woman of design, a man of passion: the pioneering McIans (2001); M.H. Noel-Paton and J.P. Campbell, Noel Paton 1821-1901 (1990); R. Schindler, 'Joseph Noel Paton's fairy paintings', in Scotia, 14 (1990), p.13-29.

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 1852 is carried by the title-page and all plates.

The plates show chiefly genre paintings or landscapes, after R.R. McIan, Edmund T. Crawford, W.L. Leith, J. Noel Paton, R.T. Ross or John Glass.

Copy Note

A print-seller's ticket has been pasted onto the title-page / wrapper; which reads, 'J. McClure & Son, Printsellers Buchanan Street, Glasgow'.

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) - Genre - Paintings - Great Britain - Scotland - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


Edmund Thornton Crawford, source artist
Robert Thorburn Ross, source artist
William Forrest, engraver
William Richardson, engraver
Edward Burton, engraver
John Le Conte, engraver
William Wilding, intaglio printer
Alexander MacGlashon, intaglio printer
Robert Ronald McIan, source artist
William Leighton Leitch, source artist
Sir Joseph Noel Paton, source artist
John Glass, source artist
John Horsburgh, engraver
J. McClure, printseller
Royal Association For The Promotion Of The Fine Arts In Scotland
McGlashon and Wilding, intaglio printer
J. McClure and Son, printseller