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Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)

© Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, DACS 2024. Photo credit: Freud Museum London

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Salvador Dalí and Sigmund Freud met in London on 19th July 1938, only a few weeks after Freud arrived in London as a refugee. He was 81, frail and in ill health but still alert, writing, and curious about new visitors, though selective about those he received. The meeting was arranged by his friend the writer Stefan Zweig. For Dalí, it was the realisation of a long-held ambition. During the visit, Dalí produced this sketch of Freud.

Freud Museum London

London

Title

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)

Date

1938

Medium

ink on paper

Measurements

H 34.5 x W 28 cm

Accession number

LDFRD 6388

Work type

Drawing

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