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Title
Eighteenth-century allegorical depiction of the purpose and content of the "Royal Magazine"
Names
O'Neale, Jefferyes Hamett, -1801 (Artist)
Fougeron, J. (engraver, active from 1761) (Etcher)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Mercury

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1760 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC WON MYT-Mer
Topics
Mercury (Roman deity)
Hermes (Greek deity)
Draperies
Storms
Writing
History
Pyramids
Fame
Genres
Allegorical prints
Frontispieces
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. 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.
Content: Printed on border: "Frontispiece to the Royal Magazine."
Statement of responsibility: "O. Neal delin." "I. Fougeron Sculp."--printed on border.
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: 19.5 x 11.5 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f5601eb0-c5be-012f-d9de-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1760: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Eighteenth-century allegorical depiction of the purpose and content of the "Royal Magazine"" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1760. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-1a11-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1760). Eighteenth-century allegorical depiction of the purpose and content of the "Royal Magazine" Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-1a11-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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