This illustration is a caricature of medieval medical practitioners and a 2017 Wellcome Image Award winner!

These scenes are inspired by the work of medieval artists and the 15th-century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. Here, a medieval plague doctor is shown at work.

Clockwise, from top left…
1) A parody of alchemy: a plague doctor holds in his hand a conical flask from which frogs jump. In the distance a heron waits for a chance to grab one. 
2) A man sits on a cart, asking a doctor if his disordered limbs can be repaired. 
3) In an operation scene, a doctor appears to be pulling a bunch of sausages out of a patient’s belly while surrounded by hungry dogs.
4) A medieval surgeon holding a small knife operates on a man’s opened head. The patient is also being attended to by a female assistant, who is giving him some tea.

Today is the final day of our Wellcome Image Awards Instagram takeover. We hope that you have enjoyed it as much as we have! To find out where Wellcome Image Awards exhibitions are opening near you follow the link in our profile.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite image for your chance to win a photographic print! wellcomeimageawards.org/about/vote/

Image credit: Madeleine Kuijper, Madeleine Kuijper Illustraties 
#2017WIA #WellcomeCollection #takeover #illustration #sciart #historical #caricature #medieval #plaguedoctor #WellcomeTrust #WellcomeImageAwards
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  • wellcomecollectionThis illustration is a caricature of medieval medical practitioners and a 2017 Wellcome Image Award winner!

    These scenes are inspired by the work of medieval artists and the 15th-century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. Here, a medieval plague doctor is shown at work.

    Clockwise, from top left…
    1) A parody of alchemy: a plague doctor holds in his hand a conical flask from which frogs jump. In the distance a heron waits for a chance to grab one.
    2) A man sits on a cart, asking a doctor if his disordered limbs can be repaired.
    3) In an operation scene, a doctor appears to be pulling a bunch of sausages out of a patient’s belly while surrounded by hungry dogs.
    4) A medieval surgeon holding a small knife operates on a man’s opened head. The patient is also being attended to by a female assistant, who is giving him some tea.

    Today is the final day of our Wellcome Image Awards Instagram takeover. We hope that you have enjoyed it as much as we have! To find out where Wellcome Image Awards exhibitions are opening near you follow the link in our profile.

    Don’t forget to vote for your favourite image for your chance to win a photographic print! wellcomeimageawards.org/about/vote/

    Image credit: Madeleine Kuijper, Madeleine Kuijper Illustraties
    #2017WIA #WellcomeCollection #takeover #illustration #sciart #historical #caricature #medieval #plaguedoctor #WellcomeTrust #WellcomeImageAwards

  • madeleinekuijperThank you @wellcomecollection for featuring my illustration! Looking forward to the award ceremony in London coming wednesday!
  • dippydoodahyallI went to vote but when I press start nothing happens. Isn't it mobile friendly?
  • madeleinekuijper@dippydoodahyall I think it will be active after the overall winner will be announced coming wednesday evenimg!
  • wellcomecollection@dippydoodahyall sorry to hear that you've had trouble with the vote page. Please bear with us while we look into this for you.
  • hyperlinkhelenThose don't look like sausages though!
  • givoglobal😊
  • dippydoodahyallStill not working on my phone... x
  • bonverreitBellissimo 😍
  • madeleinekuijper@bonverreit thank you very much, grazie!
  • wellcomecollection@dippydoodahyall the public vote is now working on all mobiles and tablets. Thanks for your patience! 👍
  • dippydoodahyallIt is!!!! Thanks!
  • piparulaKeep on rockin!
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