From the 1890s on Freud accumulated a fine collection of antiquities which dominates his Study. Carpets also help create the other-worldly atmosphere of his rooms, covering the famous couch, parts of the wall and furniture and the floors with exotic textures. Freud also amassed some less well known collections, such as his photographic prints, mementoes of holidays in Italy, many of them depicting Italian scenes or Renaissance works of art.
Freud's collection of antiquities contains almost 2,000 items. Our on-line listing contains images and descriptions of around 60 of his most outstanding antiquities.
We have launched an online searchable catalogue of the collections and Anna Freud archive here at collections.freud.org.uk.
We intend to develop this further in the future, as funds allow. If you would be interested in supporting this work, do contact us.
Please search our collection and contact us for further information if necessary.