EYCK, Jan van
(b. before 1395, Maaseik, d. before 1441, Bruges)

The Ghent Altarpiece: St John the Evangelist

Oil on wood, 148,7 x 55,3 cm
Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

According to an old tradition, St John the Evangelist was the author of the Apocalypse, from which the central theme of the altarpiece, the Adoration of the Lamb originates.