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Lucian Freud: The German born painter was granted British citizenship in 1939 having fled Nazi persecution with his family ahead of the war. Here he is reunited outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square with his most famous muse ‘Big Sue’ who posed for his portrait ‘Benefit Supervisor Sleeping’. The life-size canvas held the world record for the most expensive painting by a living artist when it was auctioned for £17.2million in 2008.

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Lucian Freud: The German born painter was granted British citizenship in 1939 having fled Nazi persecution with his family ahead of the war. Here he is reunited outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square with his most famous muse 'Big Sue' who posed for his portrait 'Benefit Supervisor Sleeping'. The life-size canvas held the world record for the most expensive painting by a living artist when it was auctioned for £17.2million in 2008.

Lucian Freud: The German born painter was granted British citizenship in 1939 having fled Nazi persecution with his family ahead of the war. Here he is reunited outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square with his most famous muse ‘Big Sue’ who posed for his portrait ‘Benefit Supervisor Sleeping’. The life-size canvas held the world record for the most expensive painting by a living artist when it was auctioned for £17.2million in 2008.

 

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