Print, Perpetual Calendar, 1594
This table for the Gregorian calendar is designed for a 400-year cycle. Such perpetual calendars permit one to calculate dates far into the future. The Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582 and was heavily promoted by the Catholic Church. The design is dedicated to Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, nephew to Pope Clement VIII and important patron of the arts. The engravers, whose names are prominently displayed, may have dedicated this print in hope of future patronage.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of E.F. Caldwell & Co..
Its dimensions are
H x W: 47.2 × 39.5 cm (18 9/16 × 15 9/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Print, Perpetual Calendar, 1594; Italy; engraving on laid paper; H x W: 47.2 × 39.5 cm (18 9/16 × 15 9/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of E.F. Caldwell & Co.; 1963-9-317