Monday, January 24, 2011

Royal Academy Exhibition Catalogues

The Royal Academy Winter loan Exhibition catalogues from their inception in 1870 to 1913 have been digitised and are now available online via the RA Collections section of the Royal Academy Website. For the first 100 years of its existence, the Royal Academy organised just one exhibition each year, the annual, Summer exhibition. It wasn’t until 1870, coinciding with its move to Burlington House, that the RA began organising an annual loan exhibition of Old Masters and works by recently deceased British artists, known from its inception and for many years as the Winter Exhibition.