The archives of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (erstwhile Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) house a modest number of oil paintings either commissioned by, or gifted to, the institution. The bulk of these are portraits of individuals closely affiliated with the Royal Conservatoire and its history, such as Sir Alexander Gibson (founder of Scottish Opera after whom the Alexander Gibson Opera School is named), Sir Kenneth Barritt, Sir Henry Havergal and a number of other former principals. In addition, the oil painting archive also holds a number of bequests. Perhaps most significant among these is a portrait of popular Scottish TV and stage actor Jimmy Logan in pantomime dame costume (as Dame Lizzie Trotter from a performance of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow 1988–1999) by June Crisfield-Chapman.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB Scotland
0141 270 8299http://www.rcs.ac.uk/
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