Copyright notice


The Royal Scottish Academy is committed to respecting copyright and other intellectual property

Images and data associated with the artworks featured on the RSA website may be reproduced for
non-commercial research and private study purposes, as well as other uses permitted under the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.
However, for all other uses, those seeking to reproduce images of artworks need to actively obtain
further consent from the RSA Picture Library. Where the artwork is in copyright (the artist is alive or
died within the last 70 years), further permissions may also be needed from the artist(s), their estates
or nominated rights holder(s). The RSA may be able to help those seeking clearance of further rights.

The RSA’s approach to copyright

The RSA has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that images on its website are reproduced with
consent of their copyright holders and the respective collections. However, there are some copyright
holders who so far have proved to be untraceable. Any information or queries should be addressed to

Takedown policy

The RSA undertakes to remove images if requested to do so by copyright holders.
If you hold rights in an image on the RSA website and do not agree with its reproduction, you can
request the image’s removal by writing to and stating the
following information in your message:

  • Your name, email address and phone number
  • The nature of the complaint
  • A statement that you are the copyright holder or are authorised to act on behalf of the rights
    holder. You may be asked to provide proof of this ownership that would stand up in a court of

General statement

While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information and copyright of material on this
website, any and all liability which might arise from your use of and reliance on the content displayed
on our website is excluded.