Palm Tree

© Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images. Image credit: Freud Museum London

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This drawing was given as a gift by Lucian Freud to his aunt Anna Freud.

The palm tree, which Freud bought from a garden centre in St John's Wood, became part of his studio for many years. It appears in a number of his paintings, including 'The Painter's Room' (1943–1944), and 'Interior in Paddington' (1951), though by that time the plant was looking a little tired.

Freud Museum London



Palm Tree




pastel, chalk & ink on paper


H 62 x W 44.5 cm

Accession number

LDFRD 4914

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