This file contains material relating to Oppé's role in curating this exhibition for which he selected the watercolours and drawings with Henry Rushbury. Included are various lists of works, either organised by artist or collection, and some draft texts which most likely were for his lecture delivered as part of the exhbition programme on 26 Feb 1952.
Also includes a set of 30 photographs of some of the selected works, most of which are annotated with the catalogue reference number on the reverse.
A copy of the exhibition catalogue (Royal Academy of Arts (1951) The first hundred years of the Royal Academy 1769-1868 - Winter exhibition 1951-52. London: Royal Academy of Arts.) is available in the Paul Mellon Centre Library, see URL below.