Victorian London - Entertainment and Recreation - Societies - Society of British Artists

British Artists, Society of, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall East, established in 1823, for the exhibition and sale of the works of living artists in painting, sculpture, architecture, and engraving. The exhibition of the pictures by the members of the society is opened during the months of May, June and July. Admission, 1s. Catalogue, 1s.

Mogg's New Picture of London and Visitor's Guide to it Sights, 1844

ARTISTS (SOCIETY OF BRITISH), SUFFOLK STREET, PALL MALL. An incorporated Society, with a Life Academy, and an annual exhibition open from the middle of April till the end of the London season, set up by artists whose works were all rejected or ill-placed at the exhibitions of the Royal Academy. No Royal Academician is, or will become, a member.

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850

SOCIETY or BRITISH ARTISTS, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall East, incorporated by royal charter, has an annual exhibition in May. Admission, 1s.
Old Society of Painters in Water Colours, established in 1805, occupies rooms at 5 Pall Mall East; and the New Society, at 53 Pall Mall West. Both societies have an annual exhibition.

Cruchley's London in 1865 : A Handbook for Strangers, 1865