RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 79626129 LA English A1 Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain), Grant, Francis,, Baring, Francis,, Ward, William,, Howard, Henry,, Read, David,, South Kensington Museum., YR 1827 AB Collection consists primarily of letters received by the Royal Academy from artists and collectors, together with related correspondence, concerning submissions for exhibitions, 1827-1841 and Old Masters Exhibitions 1870-1873 and 1881. Most of the correspondence relates to the exhibition of 1827 and the Old Masters Exhibitions of 1870-1873. The letters frequently contain descriptions of the works submitted or information pertaining to their provenance, transportation and care. The collection assumes added significance as more than half of the unsolicited Old Master paintings were refused by the Academy. Included are minutes of committee meetings (1869) relating to the first of the Old Master Exhibitions in 1870 which contain a statement of purpose for the exhibition. Also included are copies of the catalogs for the Old Masters Exhibitions of 1870-1873 and 1881.