The German-born painter Albrekht Ymmenhusen, known as Albertus Pictor, cuts a distinct figure in Swedish medieval art by a unique combination of both quality and quantity. He is the most active workshop leader in the field of Swedish mural painting of the late 15th century. Albertus distinguishes himself from contemporary painters in Sweden by his liveliness of expression. His paintings series show an unusual breadth and diversity in his choice of motifs as well as techniques. Here we see a man losing a game of chess against a figure personifying Death in a vault painting in the parish church of Täby from 1480. A typical feature is the high degree of plasticity achieved by a combination of carefully placed highlights and glazing. A skillful use of profiles perdues and correct anatomical proportions combined with a richness in detail in clothing and arms contribute to the relatively realistic appearance of the figures. It is highly probable that Albertus received his artistic training in Southern Germany.