The Royal Academy Album : a series of photographs from works of art in the Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, MDCCCLXXV

RA Collection: Book

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Variant Title

Half-title: The Royal Academy Album


London: The Fine Art Publishing Company Limited; L. Reeve & Co., 1875

Physical Description

[12] p., 34 leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 42 cm.

Series Title

The Royal Academy Album: 1875

General Note

The printer is named on the verso of the title-page: 'London: Printed By Vincent Brooks, Day and Son, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields'.
Vignette over Preface is "May Blossoms: children of W.H. May, Esq" by T. G. Hunt. (Cat. No. 1067).


Preface -- Contents - 34 plates

Responsibility Note

"To the President, Sir Francis Grant, D.C.L. and the Members of the Royal Academy of Arts. This volume is respectfully dedicated by their most obedient servants, The Fine Art Publishing Company, May 1875."

Summary Note

The Content pages include the following information about the Frontispiece [i.e. Plate I], Vignette over Preface and Plates II-XXX: name of artist, title of work and catalogue number of the work from the RA printed catalogue. Any associated text from the RA catalogue entry, e.g. lines of poetry, are also included.


The Royal Academy Library copy includes four additional plates, not included in the Contents. They differ from the other 30 plates in that the text stating the Plate number, artist name and title of the work has been hand-written. In addition the corresponding RA Catalogue number has been included. The additional plates are:

Plate XXXI. The Barber’s prodigy by J. B. Burgess. Cat. No. 107.

Plat XXXII. Portrait of Eveline, daughter of Evans Lees, Esq., Woodfield, Oldham by J. E. Millais RA. Cat. No. 289.

Plate XXXIII. Portrait of Gracia, daughter of Evans Lees, Esq., Woodfield, Oldham by J. E. Millais RA. Cat. No. 293.

Plate XXXIV. Julian the Apostate presiding at a conference of Sectarians by E. Armitage RA. Cat. No. 518.

Name as Subject


Photomechanical prints - Woodburytypes