Matthias Grünewald ca. 1480 – 1528

John the Baptist

oil on panel — 1510-1515 Museum Unterlinden Museum, Colmar

Matthias Grünewald biography

This work is linked to John 3:30

Part of the Isenheim Altarpiece, Grünewald's magnum opus.

The text in Latin is from John 3:30: "Illum oportet crescere, me autem minui" (He must increase, but I must decrease).

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