Sketch of Sigmund Freud by Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali1938

Freud Museum London

Freud Museum London

Salvador Dali visited Freud in London in 1938 and made a study for a number of pen sketches of Freud. At this point in his life Freud had been suffering from cancer of the jaw and mouth for 15 years and was wearing a heavy prosthesis his in mouth. Dali’s written account of the meeting refers to Freud’s stare and apparent indifference to what he was saying, possibly as a result of an attack of deafness Freud was suffering.

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  • Title: Sketch of Sigmund Freud by Salvador Dali
  • Creator: Salvador Dali
  • Date Created: 1938
  • Physical Dimensions: 34.5 x 28 cm
  • Provenance: Given to the Freud Museum London by France-Helene and Ralph Weindling in honor of Helene Eliat van de Velde
  • Subject Keywords: surrealism, Dali
  • Rights: Copyright Freud Museum London
  • Medium: Paper, ink