(b. 1473, Augsburg, d. 1531, Augsburg)
St John Altarpiece: St John the Evangelist in Patmos (central panel)1518
Wood, 153 x 127 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
The painting, which is the central panel of the St John Triptych, depicts a subject popular in Northern culture: St John the Evangelist's vision of the Apocalypse on the isle of Patmos. The side wings represent the bishop saints Erasmus and Martin in an extended landscape.