Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Hans Fries (1465-1523)

"John the Baptist in Boiling Oil," 1514. Tempera on Wood.

1 comment:

il laboratorio said...

just an iconographical note: the saint is John the Evangelist, not John the Baptist, who was beheaded.
St. John the Evangelist was put in a pot of boiling oil, but was rescued by God and never again suffered martyrdoom.