Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) was the founder of psychoanalysis and one of the foremost intellectual figures of the twentieth century. Escaping Nazi Austria in 1938, Freud and his family moved to 20 Maresfield Gardens, bringing with them most of their belongings. The house was converted into a museum in 1986 at the wishes of Freud’s youngest daughter Anna, herself a pioneer of child psychoanalysis, who died in 1982.The Museum boasts wide-ranging collections that comprise antiquities, furniture, textiles, ceramics, prints and paintings, most of which Sigmund Freud collected from the 1890s until his death in 1939. The house contains a relatively small number of paintings, but many of these relate to important events or theories in Freud’s work. A notable example is a painting by artist Sergei Pankejeff, one of Freud’s most famous patients, also known as ‘the wolfman’. Pankejeff’s painting depicts a harrowing childhood dream he recounted to Freud. Freud’s work on this case led to his seminal publication ‘From the History of Infantile Neurosis’ in 1918.
Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens, London, Greater London NW3 5SX England
0207 425 2002http://www.freud.org.uk
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