Description: Through collaboration with the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, the Frick
Collection, and the Brooklyn
Museum, JSTOR has developed a collection of 19th and early 20th century
American art journals found in the libraries of these prominent New York City
museums. These fragile periodicals are a rich source of images and text, which
span the development of American visual culture and the evolving role of the
artist and art audience within it.
Though short-lived, the Knight Errant remains a landmark example of fine printing in America. Championing Pre-Raphaelite ideals, the journal contained articles, illustrations, and verse. With its headpieces and tailpieces, illustrated border, and high-grade paper, the magazine shows an appreciation for superior craftsmanship in all elements of its manufacture and design.