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A wound man. Inkjet print by Euan Stewart, 2010.

Stewart, Euan G.
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About this work


"Wound Man and Wound Woman take direct influence from medieval Wound Man illustrations. These drawings indicated the often brutal injuries that can afflict the human body for the benefit of surgical pioneers of the age. There were many variations on this subject, mostly created throughout Northern Europe from the fifteenth century onwards. The brutality of the imagery persists in my 21st century versions, reflecting contemporary concerns of crime and disease as well as acknowledging the history and tradition of anatomy drawing. Fragility and strength, resilience and weakness illustrate the dual nature of the human condition--our ability to damage, but also to heal."--Euan G. Stewart



Physical description

1 print : inkjet print ; sheet 90 x 60 cm



Edition of 25.

Publications note

Euan Stewart, 'Compendium of disease', Printmaking today, 2012 (summer), p. 14

Terms of use

The artist has assigned a non-exclusive licence (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial version 2.0 for England & Wales, or equivalent as revised in the future) for this work to the Trustee of the Wellcome Trust, permitting the Wellcome Trust and its subordinate organizations to reproduce the work for non-commercial purposes and to authorise others to reproduce them on the same terms

Awards note

The Lady Charlotte Stevenson Award at the Cafe Gallery Projects Open in 2009
The 'Printmaking today' Award at Bite: artists making prints exhibition at the Mall Galleries, 2011


Wellcome Library no. 996776i



  • English

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