A self portrait by French painter Edouard Manet has been sold for more than £22m – a record price for the artist’s work.
Called Manet A La Palette, it shows the artist in a bowler hat, posing with a paintbrush in his hand.
It sold for £22,441,250 at Sotheby’s auction house in London, towards the lower end of its £20-30m estimate.
The previous highest price for a Manet was £16m in New York in 1989.
Painted between 1878 and 1879, Sotheby’s said the work was one of only two self portraits by the artist, and ranked amongst the greatest of the Impressionist movement.