Freud in England, 1938-39

11 May 2010 to 4 July 2010

This exhibition tells the story of the last year of Sigmund Freud’s life.

It covers his escape with his family from Nazi rule in Vienna, settling into a new home in London, his continuing illness and final days shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War.

The exhibition is accompanied by an evocative display of personal possessions, such as the Loden overcoat and walking boots brought by Freud from Vienna, original letters written to and from him in his new home in Maresfield Gardens, and the X-ray and prosthesis illustrating the advanced state of the cancer from which Freud was suffering.