Elected ARSA: 08 November 1848 

The lamented death a of Mr. Alexander Christie, A.R.S.A., on 5th May last, has caused another vacancy in that list, and both of these it will be the duty of the Academy to fill up at this meeting.On the decease of Mr. Christie, the Council did not fail to express to his relatives, on the part of the Academy, the cordial regard with which he had been long known and esteemed by them, and the sorrow which they felt at his death.


From the strictly private nature of the funeral, their offer to pay the last tribute of their respect by being present on the occasion was declined, but their vote of sympathy was accepted with much feeling on the part of his family.


Mr. Christie’s important position for many years, as Director of Architecture and Ornament in the Government School of Art in this city, and those other more honorary appointments, the duties of which, his zeal for Art rendered it a pleasure to him to discharge, united to his high character and acquirements, made his loss widely felt and regretted.

Transcribed from the 1860 RSA Annual Report