Freud painting of Lady Lambton expected to fetch £3.5million

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A LUCIAN Freud painting of a late aristocrat has gone up for sale as her children work to resolve a wrangle over their inheritance.

The work of Lady Lambton, known as Bindy, has been given a price tag of £3.5million and was created in the 1960s when she had a relationship with the painter after her husband Lord Lambton became entangled in a sex scandal.

The piece, entitled Head on a Green Sofa, has been put on the market by her son, Lord Durham and also known as Ned, who inherited the family’s Lambton Estate, off Chester Road in between Shiney Row and Chester-le-Street.


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