A signed self-portrait by Lucian Freud has surfaced after being away for nearly 70 years. It is believed to be Freud’s only self-portrait, which also shows his first wife Kitty Garman, writes The Guardian.
Freud made the portrait “Flyda and Arvid” in 1947 and gave it to his friend Sonia Brownell. It has since been passed down in her family and barely been recognized by Freud specialists.
In November, the artwork will be sold at auction at Sotheby’s. The value has been estimated at between equivalent to 7.5 to 10 million, but it could be carefully calculated. 2011 was another drawing by Freud for over 30 million.