keeping with historical continuation
in the old town

At different points of the past centuries, various enterprises were located in this house on 10 Chancery Lane, such as a Tobacconist Shop, Book Store, and the famous Shelly Bistro. Now here is a Gallery. Yet, with the temptation of keeping with historical continuation in the old town, there is an attempt to recreate an allusion to the past. Thus in the gallery you still may buy a book, a cigar, or some fine dessert, or even get a drink. Understandably, though, here you will only find items associated with Art & Psychology and linked to the decadence of the bohemian Montmartre at the turn of the previous centuries.

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Sigmund FREUD
once confessed: "[cigars have] served me ... as protection and a weapon in the combat of life... I owe to the cigar a great intensification of my capacity to work and a facilitation of my self-control."

When his nephew Harry, 17, once declined a cigar,
S. Freud noted: "My boy, smoking is one of the greatest and cheapest enjoyments in life, and if you decide in advance not to smoke, I can only feel sorry for you." (Freud: A Life for Our Time. Peter Gay, 1989, Anchor Books/Doubleday).

Thus, some believe that without cigars there may not have been Psychoanalysis. Therefore, perhaps no Depth Psychology of Art...

Sigmund Freud's favourite cigars, Reina Cubanas are no longer available. The closest what we could find and offer here in Chancery Art Gallery is brand La Gloria Cubana originally introduced in 1885. A superior quality line, La Gloria Cubana cigars are renown for their very special qualities. Because of their limited production in Cuba, they are hard to find, almost rare.

La Gloria Cubana
Medaille d'Or 2

Gauge: 43
Length: 170 mm (6 3/4")
Style: Medium

They have a medium-bodied, earthy, fruity and slightly peppery flavors. A highly prized vitola, their exceptionally smooth character and underlying sweetness make them probably the best from the brand and very enjoyable cigars.



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(Mousse au Chocolat) first known as “Mayonnaise de Chocolat” was invented in the late 19th century by world-renowned French post-Impressionist, bohemian artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, also an experienced cook.

Recipe: Combine the egg yolks with the brandy and sugar in a stainless-steel bowl set over simmering water. Whisk until the mixture is very warm. Add the melted chocolate. Remove from the heat and whip until cool. In another bowl, combine the egg white with the sugar and whisk. In another bowl, whip the cream. Add one-third of the egg whites to the chocolate mixture, and gently fold until incorporated. Fold in the remaining egg whites, then fold in the whipped cream until just blended. Spoon into serving dishes, cover, and chill for at least 3 hours before serving.

It became a classic, traditional but still versatile dessert that can be served in many different ways.

Here in Chancery Art Gallery we offer Chocolate Mousse from Petits Desserts prepared in Switzerland by chefs of the Lindt.



Authentic bohemian drink popular in French cafes a century ago, intensively consumed (and painted) by Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, and highly respected by Hemingway...

"Absenthe Drinker" by PICASSO

Perhaps because of its hallucinogenic effects, Absinthe was banned in most of the Western World by 1915 and still remains banned in many counties, including the United States and some provinces of Canada (not Ontario, though).

Unlike the cigars and dessert listed above, Chancery Art Gallery does not sell the Absinthe, but serves it complimentary to the patrons who have purchased an artwork.



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Books are sold at cover price

The Secret Artist:
A Close Reading of
Sigmund Freud
by Lesley Chamberlain

The Sphinx on the Table:
Sigmund Freud's Art Collection
and the Development of Psychoanalysis
by Janine Burke

Gradiva and Delusion and Dream in Wilhelm J
by Wilhelm Jensen,
Sigmund Freud,
and Helen Downey

Depth Psychology of Art
by Shaun McNiff

Writings on Art and Literature
by Neil Hertz and
Sigmund Freud

History of Beauty
by Umberto Eco

On Ugliness
by Umberto Eco

The Soul's Palette:
Drawing on Art's
Transformative Powers
by Cathy A. Malchiodi

The Mother:
Archetypal image
in fairy tales
by Sibylle Birkhäuser-Oeri

The Artistic Cat
by Running Press

Revenue from this book
is assigned for the
animal shelter of Bracebridge