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Self-portrait Pen and ink on paper Peter Medawar, 1970 L0073429 Wellcome Images
Immunologist Peter Medawar drew this self-portrait in a respite home after suffering a stroke the year before.
Identity Digital artwork Shelley James, 2005 B0006145 Wellcome Images
Shelley James’s work questions the definition of self and the connection between inner experience and outer appearance.
Diary Drawings: Day 22 Bobby Baker 1997–2008 B0007866 Wellcome Images
Over 11 years, performance artist Bobby Baker drew a series of artworks while being treated for border- line personality disorder (a label Baker describes as ‘flawed’) in day hospitals and acute psychiatric wards. Initially kept to herself, the drawings gradually be- came a tool to help Baker communicate her complex thoughts and emotions.
Self-portrait Albrecht Dürer, 1519 L0006082 Wellcome Images
The inscription on this self-portrait of German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471−1528) translates as ‘Where the yellow spot is and where I am pointing with my finger, that is where it hurts.’