Saint John on Patmos

Hans Baldung (called Hans Baldung Grien) German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 607

A painter and printmaker of great originality, Baldung was trained in Albrecht Dürer’s Nuremberg studio before he established his own workshop in Strasbourg in 1509. This painting shows Saint John in exile on the Greek island of Patmos, experiencing a vision of the Virgin as he writes his Book of Revelation. The panel originally joined two others to form a triptych, commissioned by a religious order in Strasbourg.

#5143. Saint John on Patmos

Saint John on Patmos, Hans Baldung (called Hans Baldung Grien) (German, Schwäbisch Gmünd (?) 1484/85–1545 Strasbourg), Oil, gold, and white metal on spruce

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