The Crayon, A Journal Devoted To The Graphic Arts, And The Literature Related To Them; Vols.1-8 (1855-July, 1861)
New York: AMS Press, 1970. Hardbound. VG. Blue institutional cloth as published. 4 volumes, each containing reprints of two original volumes. Vol.s 1 & 2 (416 [vi] & 408 [iv] pp.); Vol.s 3 & 4 (380 [vi] & 380 [iv] pp.); Vol.s 5 & 6 (360 [vi] & 384 [iv] pp.); & Vol.s 7 & 8 (358 [vi] & 152 [iv] pp.). All w/Indexes. Complete sets of this periodical are highly uncommon. This reprint edition, put out in 1970, is almost as hard to find now as original issues and volumes. The Crayon is regarded as one of the best art periodicals of the time, and is a reliable source of ontemporary opinion. Contributors included Rembrandt Peale, Asher B. Durand, Daniel Huntington. Correspondents included John Ruskin, James Russell Lowell and W.M. Rossetti. Regular features included domestic art gossip, exhibition reviews, book notices, and some attention to architecture and landscape gardening, "two of the most popular departments of Art of the Day". Limited number of advertisements on the covers indicate diverse art activities. Feature article reveal an inclination towards English, German, French, and Greek art history. (Karpel S112).
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