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Eighteenth-century allegorical depiction of the purpose and content of the "Royal Magazine".

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Title
Eighteenth-century allegorical depiction of the purpose and content of the "Royal Magazine".
Names
Neal, O. (Artist)
Fougeron, J. (op. 1761-) (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Mercury

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 17--
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC WON MYT-Mer
Topics
Mercury (Roman deity)
Hermes (Greek deity)
Draperies
Storms
Writing
History
Pyramids
Fame
Genres
Engravings
Notes
Content: This elaborate allegory illustrates the purpose of the periodical. Mercury, messenger of the gods, informs the historian about world events, here shown by the god interrupting the gentleman writing at his desk to bring to his notice the storm off the coast. The winged goddess Fame waits above, holding her herald's trumpet and scroll of great deeds, ready to spread the news which the writer will record for posterity.
Content: Printed on border: "Frontispiece to the Royal Magazine."
Content: The scene is filled with symbols of the arts and sciences. Counterclockwise from the lower left, these are: barrel and bale for commerce, Euclidean figures and try-square for geometry, Vauban-style fortress for military sciences, cherubs measuring the globe with a compass for geography, brushes and palette for the fine arts, and mask and sword for drama. Behind the historian, the study of antiquity is indicated by two men reading an inscription on a pyramid near a toppled column.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 19.5 x 11.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f5601eb0-c5be-012f-d9de-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 17: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Eighteenth-century allegorical depiction of the purpose and content of the "Royal Magazine".