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        St. John the Evangelist being tortured in a vat of boiling oil, from the 'Apocalypse' series, 1498

        Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528). Medium: woodcut. Date: 1498. St. John the Evangelist was said to have indured the persecutions, including being cast into a a cauldron of boiling oil at the Latin Gate in Rome, but he emerged unharmed; the Roman Emperor Domitian (51-96) looks on; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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