(b. ca. 1480, Bouvignes, d. 1524, Antwerpen)

Baptism of Christ

Oil on oak, 59,5 x 77 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Patenier lived and worked in Antwerp. He was an influential forerunner of the modern landscape painting. The Baptism of Christ - one of his few surviving and signed paintings - is a landscape in which the figural subject has only secondary importance.