CloseZoom In
 
 
Zoom Out
German, South: 'Saint John on Patmos'

Explore the paintings

Explore related themes

Saint John was exiled to the island of Patmos where it is traditionally thought he experienced the divine revelations he recorded in the biblical Book of Revelation. Beside him his symbol, an eagle, rests upon a closed book.

This picture is probably south German in origin, from the area around Basel, though it shows strong Netherlandish influence.


Further information

Essentials

 
  • Share