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ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF PAINTING, SCULPTURE, AND ARCHITECTURE
First report of the council of the Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, founded 27th May 1826.
Edinburgh published by Daniel Lizars, 1828.
39, [1] p. ; 21.0 cm. (8º)

The Royal Scottish Academy was granted a royal charter on 13 August 1838 (see Esme Gordon, The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture 1826--1976 (1976), p. 61).

Copy Notes One of the two copies of the First Report of the council of the Scottish Academy was sent to Soane with a covering letter (PC 112.(1)) on 27 December 1828 by Thomas Hamilton (1784--1858), a leading Edinburgh architect who was one of the founders of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1826 and its first treasurer. An engraving of the Royal High School, Edinburgh erected to Hamilton's designs in 1825--9 also accompied his gift to Soane. The "papers and print" were evidently lent by Soane to John Britton who was able to use them for an article in the press before returning them on 13 April 1829 (PC 112.(2)). In response to Hamilton's plea for support Britton presented the Academy with some books, including his recently published Union of architecture, 1827, and also sent a "packet" to Thomas Hamilton. It was on Hamilton's request that Soane exhibited three designs in the 1829 exhibition of the Scottish Academy (q.v.). There is also an undated MS. list of subscriptions received from members for building Exhibition Rooms &c. (PC 112.(3)).
Copy 1: Some marginal marks of emphasis in pencil.
Copy 2: 20.9 cm.

Binding Both copies: Pamphlet stitched without wrappers.

Reference Number 3281


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