The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c(1809-1828), Periodical published by Rudolph Ackermann
Artist associated with 20 portraits
The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics (London) was an important early magazine published by Rudolph Ackermann; originally from Stuttgart, he came to London as a refugee from France during the French Revolution where he established a successful book and print shop at 101 Strand. The Repository of Arts was larger than earlier women's magazines, and most others gradually followed suit. Issued monthly, it covered a wide range of topics until 1815, when its title changed to reflect its new emphasis. It included plates showing paintings, furniture and objects as well as two or more anonymous fashion plates per number, with one or two figures and often a piece of fine furniture. It was succeeded by R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions in 1829, which concentrated on descriptions and plates of English and French fashions, but lasted for only nine issues.