Royal Academy

Between 1838 and 1867, the Royal Academy was located in the Wilkins Building, in the East wing of the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, central London. Founded by King George III, the Royal Academy’s mission was to promote art and design in Britain. It was originally housed in Pall Mall and today resides in Burlington House, Piccadilly.


Latitude: 51.509317561426
Longitude: -0.140333175659

Timeline of Events Associated with Royal Academy

Date Event Manage

George Eliot, Sketches and Chalk Drawing by Sir Frederic William Burton (1864-1865)

May 1858

Augustus Egg’s Triptych exhibited

Egg, Past and PresentIn May 1858, Augustus Egg exhibited his triptych, subsequently titled Past and Present, at the Royal Academy. Image: Augustus Egg, Past and Present, no.1 (1858). Used with permission of the Tate Gallery. © Tate, London 2012.


Deborah Epstein Nord, “On Augustus Egg’s Triptych, May 1858″