Illustrations of the Calendar Part of Book Calendars in the 19th Century
|Keywords||book calendars – illustrations – themes – 19th century|
|Type of Article||Peer-reviewed|
|Citation||BOSÁKOVÁ, Zdenka. Illustrations of the Calendar Part of Book Calendars in the 19th Century. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2018, 63(3-4), 81–89. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/amnpsc-2018-0011. ISSN 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/amnphl/63-3-4/illustrations-of-the-calendar-part-of-book-calendars-in-the-19th-century|
Illustrations of the calendar part are the basic illustration in book calendars. They were placed on the twelve pages of the calendar part above the list of the days of the month. In some cases, especially in calendars from the beginning of the 19th century and Jewish calendars, these were even the only illustrations. The themes of these illustrations are considerably varied regardless of the focus of the calendars. Most frequently, they show the work done in specific months, popular pastime activities, but also signs of the zodiac, vedute, as well as scenes from the Bible and from Czech history.