Bening March Calendar


Call number Add Ms 18855
Format 17 x 12 cm
Origin Gante/Brujas, around 1550
Library London, British Library
Topic Calendar
Sytle Late Gothic
Descripcion German
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A spring scene full of color

Fine art facsimile of a single leaf by Simon Bening. In the calendar page of March motifs from the life of nobility are combined with rural scenes. It is part of a small collection of eight calendar pictures (in the British Library: March and June on rectos, December and July verso – four further ones are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London). The sequence of these miniatures does not allow any conclusion that they were meant for a codex, so they must have been painted by the master to serve as models in his workshop.