I was told several years ago, that there was no connection
between James Howie, painter, and James
However in September 05, I received an e-mail from Cynthia
Davis, Tampa, Florida, USA. She told me of one of her paintings by
James Howie, and of the following comment from the RSA:
"The painting is of a horse in a
box stall. It appears to be an
Arabian horse and the quality of the
painting is masterful. The RSA indicated in a letter to me that Howie
exhibited around a dozen paintings in the RSA annual exhibitions between
1828 and 1834.
They were mostly of horses, dogs and
other domestic animals. He was never a member of the academy and therefore
his works must have passed the selection committee to be exhibited."