BENING, Simon
(b. 1483, Ghent, d. 1561, Bruges)

Flemish Calendar

1520-25
Manuscript (Clm 23638), 140 x 104 mm (each)
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich

This double page (folio 13v and 14r) shows, on the right, the calendar for the month of December, including a list of the relevant saints' days and, on the left, the corresponding monthly picture. This is an interior scene, depicting a hall with a wooden ceiling and fireplace - a typical motif for a winter month in a Flemish Calendar. The room is illuminated with candles and torches as a banquet is being held.




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