- Robert S Lauder RSA (1803-69), Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple, after Titian
- John Le Conte (1816-87) after David Octavius Hill RSA (1802-70), The Braes o Ballochmyle, a favourite youthful haunt of the poet Burns with a viaduct over the River Ayr
- Henry T Ryall (1811-67) after Thomas Duncan RSA (1807-45), Prince Charles Edward asleep in one of the hiding places after the Battle of Culloden protected by Flora Macdonald and the outward Highlanders who are alarmed on their watch
- Vincent R A Brooks (1814-85), The Giotto Chapel, Padua (after Herr Kaiser from a drawing by Mrs Higford Burr) (Arundel Society collection)
- Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759), Male Skeleton with Young Dutch Rhinoceros (from Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani (Tables of Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body) by Bernhard Siegfried Albini)
- John Frederick Lewis HRSA (1805-76), Adoration of the Shepherds (after Velasquez)
- John Frederick Lewis HRSA (1805-76), Pilgrimage to Cythera (after Watteau)
- John Phillip HRSA (1817-67), The Surrender of Breda, after Velazquez
- Joseph R Lemercier (1803-1887) after J B Léveillé, Central figure of the Laocoon Group showing muscles
- Unknown photographer, RSA Life Class 1892-3, group photo including S J Peploe
- William Etty HRSA (1787-1849), Venus of Urbino, after Titian
One of the founding aims of the RSA was to provide and assist in the training of young artists. As a traditional art academy, teaching was undertaken through engagement with the art of the past.
The RSA assembled collections for study, ranging from casts after antique sculpture, engravings and photographs of old master paintings, colour reproductions, anatomical illustrations, and copies by other artists. These collections create a nationally important overview of the training and development of Scottish artists.
Included are important old master copy paintings by William Etty, John Fredrick Lewis and John Phillip and holdings of 19th century copy engravings and mezzotints after old master and contemporary Scottish and international artists.
The teaching collections form an important link with the rest of the collections, particularly Scholarships and Awards.