Art-Journal (page 1/3)


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Title: Art-Journal

Editor: Hall, Samuel Carter

Published by: George Virtue

City: London

Date: 1850

Total items: 13

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Decorative initial letter O, Floriated]

Decorative initial letter O, Floriated

A foliated (floriated) initial letter “O” as follows: A strong solid ltter O with a nub on the inside and ouside on each side and with an outline, and [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Dedication page With Cartouche]

Dedication page With Cartouche

The dedication page comes after the title page and imprint page. Here it uses a giant circular frame or cartouche of gems or diadems to enclose the text. [more...] [$]

[picture: The Death of Cordelia.]

The Death of Cordelia.

The men, the soldiers, look on anxiously and sad King Lear clutches the dying Cordelia to his breast. [more...] [$]

[picture: St. George]

St. George

The engraving shows a circular coin (actually a medal), in grey to indicate bas-relief. It depicts Saint George as a naked man with a Roman military helmet. He rides a horse without saddle or reins or even stirrups for his bare feet, and wields a spear; over his left arm is a cloth. Almost at his right knee (he faces left, as does the horse) is the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Ornate Rectangular Frame]

Ornate Rectangular Frame

This ornate rectangular frame or cartouche surrounded the volume number of the magazine on the title page. I liked the flourishes on the top and inside, with a hint of acanthus leaves. [more...] [$]


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Pictures and short extracts from The Art-Journal edited by Samuel Carter Hall; I have volume XII, for 1850.

All decorations, and all images I have scanned, are out of copyright.

I bought this book at Berry & Peterson Booksellers in Kingston, Ontario.

Online (but with poor quality illustration scans) at Google books


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