The Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Credit: MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE/OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The Academy of Arts and Sciences, by B. Smith. c. 18th Century, after original of 1698. Engraving by S. le Clerc. Illustrates activities that took place in two 17th-century Paris academies: painting and sculpture at the Academie de peinture et de sculpture, and astronomy, botany, zoology and mechanics at the Academie des Sciences. Used as the frontispiece in British 18th century encylopedias - Chambers Cyclopaedia, the New Royal Encyclopaedia

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