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The Sermon of St. John the Baptist in the wilderness
Author, school, workshop
August Ranisch
first half of the 17th century
Free hanging painting on the wall of the north aisle of the church
The painting was painted in the first half of the 17th century. It is maintained in a manner characteristic of Dutch painters. Saint John the Baptist, with a lamb at his feet, is standing on the left side of the painting, facing the crowd of men and women with children, gathered before him in a rather dense crowd. The viewer's attention is drawn to a woman holding a small child in her arms. She is looking directly at the viewer. Her adorned attire and hat made of colourful stripes of fabric catch the viewer’s attention.