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  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1510-1560 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bening, Simon, born 1483 - died 1561 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on vellum

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Portrait Miniatures, Room 90a, The International Music and Art Foundation Gallery, case 1

This double-sided leaf may come from a Book of Hours, a type of prayer book. One side shows the month of August/September, with reaping. The other side shows the month of September/October, with ploughing.

Physical description

Double-sided leaf

Place of Origin

Flanders (probably, painted)


1510-1560 (painted)


Bening, Simon, born 1483 - died 1561 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on vellum


Height: 140 mm, Width: 95 mm, Height: 200 mm Frame, Width: 150 mm Frame

Historical context note

Data taken from notes compiled by Rowan Watson. The full text of the entry is as follows:

(following text refers to E. 4575-1910 & 4576-1910)

Cat.no 106: Two leaves with full-page calendar illustrations painted by Simon Bening; Netherlands (Bruges?) early 16th century (E.4575-1910 & 4576-1910)

Individual item text

'Cat. no. 106.2
CALENDAR - Ilustrations for September and October
Leaf, with illustrations for moths of September and October (or possibly August and September) on each side, from a calendar attributed to Simon Bening.

NL (South). c. 1540
150 x 100 mm.

Provenance as E.4575-1910; [Owned by H. Magniac & W. Maskell in 1862; Locker-Lampson Coll.; acquires with the George Slating Bequest in 1910 (no 2538)
Pub: `Catalogue of the Special Exhibition ' (1862), no. 6,836;
1923 cat, 30-31; Kren, 1983, pp. 79 et seq.'] acquired with George salting Bequest (no.2600)
Pub: 1923 cat, 30-31; Kren, 1983, pp. 79 et seq.'

Descriptive line

Double sided leaf, possibly from a Book of Hours. One side shows the Month of August or September, Reaping. The other side shows the Month of September or October, Ploughing
Simon Benninck [Bening].




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