Immerwährender Kalender (Perpetual Calendar) appears to be the last portfolio of erotic engravings that Otto Schoff produced. Like several of his earlier erotic portfolios, it was almost certainly produced in conjunction with Wolfgang Gurlitt, though no publisher details appear, presumably in order to avoid any trouble with the ever-vigilant authorities.

As with other erotic perpetual calendars, it has a themed image for each month of the year, from the summertime beach in July to the Christmas tree in December. A title page and ‘Ende’ (The End) coda engraving complete the offering. The engravings are simpler than many of Schoff’s other portfolios, but are pleasing in their simplicity.

We are very grateful to Hans-Jürgen Döpp for these images; Hans-Jürgen, the compiler of many books on erotic art, curates the Venusberg online gallery and bookshop which you can find here.