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Picasso sells for £28.5m

Femme Assise Pres d'une Fenetre (Woman Sitting Near a Window) by Pablo Picasso. Credit: Anthony Delvin, PA

A painting by Pablo Picasso has sold for more than £28.5m at auction in London.

The 1932 piece, Femme Assise Pres d'une Fenetre (Woman Sitting Neara Window), is a portrait of his "golden muse" Marie-Therese Walter.

Helena Newman, from Sotheby's, said:

"We are delighted that this stunning and monumental portrait, which is part of the defining series that introduced his 'golden muse' to the public eye, fetched such a strong price....

"This particular portrait is a striking and notably modern-looking work from one of the artist's most celebrated periods."