Picasso painting sold for more than £28.5 million

A Picasso painting has been sold for more than £28.5 million at auction.

File photo of gallery assistants hanging Picasso's Femme Assise Pres d'une Fenetre. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Femme Assise Pres d'une Fenetre (Woman Sitting Near a Window) was painted in 1932 and 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."

The painting sold for £28,601,250.