Elected RSA: 10 July 1829

William Simson RSA was born in 1800 at Dundee. Died 1847.


The Council think it also their duty to record at this place what they understand had been accidentally omitted by a former Council, an expression of their sincere sorrow and regret for the loss, by death, of Mr. William Simson, another of the most accomplished and estimable of their brother academicians, whose pictures, exhibiting much varied and exquisite talent, for many years formed leading points of attraction in the Academy Exhibitions.


RSA Obituary, transcribed from the 1847 and 1849 RSA Annual Report

Further Images

William Simson RSA (1800-47) Landscape

oil on panel, around 1831, 30.5 x 46.3cm

RSA Diploma Collection (Deposited 1831) 1995.102