Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition For 1880

John S. Rennie Reid, a young Aberdeen lad, now resident in Edinburgh,

who, though labouring under the great disability of being deaf and dumb,

has for some years back been an enthusiastic art student, has succeeded

in procuring admission for three oil paintings, each of which gives good

indication of his deftness and skill in the delineation of nature, and

the ardour with which he has followed up his studies. "Hide and Seek"

represents some children playing at that game in a hay field. "Largo,

the Beach at Low Water" gives us a pretty coast scene, with figures on

the beach. "Baiting the Line" is a very effective study of a common

incident in fisher life.