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Thijs Lansbergen

The Miracle Doctor
Location
Laurenspark
Material
Latex on bricks
Year
2021

X-Ray vision

In 1904, the Hague resident Francois Joseph Marie Colson bought a piece of land with a wooden house in the forest of Ulvenhout. In Ginneken he started his practice as a herbalist and miracle worker. Joseph claimed to have a special gift: he could look through people’s bodies and know what ailments they had.

Photo by: Rosa Meininger

Obelisk

In 1911 Francois himself becomes seriously ill and dies at the age of 33 after an operation. His funeral attracts a great deal of attention. Admirers place an obelisk on his grave at the cemetery in Ginneken which can still be seen today.

PHOTEDby Edwin Wiekens

About the artist

Thijs Lansbergen

Origin
The Netherlands
Profession
Illustrator
Website
Thijs Lansbergen

Thijs Lansbergen makes illustrations for magazines, posters, banners, beer labels, infographics and much more. Thijs also paint murals on pillars, school corridors and tunnels.