Royal Academy moves to Burlington House

Illustration of the Royal AcademyOn 6 March 1867, the Royal Academy signed the lease for its new premises at Burlington House. The Academy had previously shared the premises of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. The move was prompted by a Royal Commission report of 1863 that recommended that both institutions required additional space. Image: William Shipley, Nineteenth-Century Illustration of the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly, London. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Pamela Fletcher, "On the Rise of the Commercial Art Gallery in London"

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6 Mar 1867

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