|Dates of Creation||1856|
|Scope & Content||
Will be published the first week in January
A Weekly Journal Devoted to the Fine Arts
And the Literature Related to them
In presenting this new enterprise to the Public, the Editors propose to supply a want long felt by those who are interested in Art, of a journal which should advocate Its interests-s medium between Art-thinkers and Art-lovers-between those who have studied and desire to instruct, and those who have admired and desire to learn.
In undertaking to fill this vacant field, we promise that with all the power given us we will endeavor to lead those whom we may influence, to the perception of the Highest Beauty, or at least, to the distinguishing the difference between that which is beautiful and that which seems so; and to prefer that which is true and earnest, to that which Is only powerful or attractive by display of superficial excellence.
In this work we shall spare no pains to secure the co-operation of the most powerful writers of whatever country, and particularly that of Artists themselves, whose communications possess a practical value the thoughts of mere theorists can never have. Our Foreign Correspondence will be the most complete and valuable we can secure, and will be drawn from all places of interest in an artistic point of view.
Our plan, while it includes essays on all the Representative Arts, will not be limited to the purely instructive development of the Principles of Art, but will be open to its Romance and its Poetic relations, and, incidentally, to the Esthetics of Dress, Music, the Drama, and all things wherein Beauty makes daily approach to our unpoetic lives.
Criticism will in all cases be placed in the hands of those who, by educe-lion as well as by feeling, are qualified to judge In the premises.
"The Crayon" will consist of 16 pages, quarto, printed in handsome type, in three columns, and Will be published at $3 00 per annum, payable in advance.
W.J. STILLMAN & J. DURAND,
Editors & Propriotors'
No. 237 Broadway
Corner of Park Place