Francais : Eglise protestante St-Thomas, Strasbourg, Peinture murale XVe, Saint-Christophe
ca. 1440-1445 - 'St. Michael' (probably Jost Haller), Eglise Saint-Thomas, Strasbourg, dep. Bas-Rhin, France
In this fresco, probably by Jost Haller, St. Michael wears a fanciful armour which is very similar to the armour worn by St. George in Jost Haller's Tempelhof Altarpiece of ca. 1445
Jost Haller was a 15th-century Gothic painter from Alsace, active in the years 1440–1470, first established in Strasbourg, then in Metz, and in Saarbrucken. He is also called The painter of the knights (French: Le peintre des chevaliers)
Haller's name was forgotten until 1980, when art historian Charles Sterling rediscovered it and put it on a number of paintings and illuminated manuscripts that were hitherto attributed to anonymous masters, most famously among them the Tempelhof Altarpiece (ca. 1445) from Bergheim, Haut-Rhin, an oil on panel painting 213 cm (84 in) wide and 89.5 cm (35.2 in) high, now kept in the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar. Haller is also thought to be the author of the fresco of Saint Michael defeating Satan, 800 cm (310 in) high and 420 cm (170 in) wide, of St Thomas' Church, Strasbourg.