In this solemn leaf from a Missal, we see Mary and St. John at the foot of the Cross, with a natural landscape in the foreground and an abstract terracotta background, ornamented with silver feather tendrils. In the second half of the 15th-century, a large group of Missals (the 'Augsburg-Salzburg' Missals) were mass-produced by scribes and painters in Augsburg, who also commuted to South Germany and Augsburg to do the same. The background design here, though it recalls Bohemian paintings, also can be found in a Missal from the same group as a Missal for the diocese of Passau.
The Missal for Passau is ascribed to the Augsburg artist Johannes Bämler, a scribe and bookbinder with a huge catalogue of work by his own hand or that of his workshop. He later was a printer of incunables.