"Frauenbildnis (Portrait of Ria Munk III)

"Frauenbildnis (Portrait of Ria Munk III)

Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 via Bloomberg

The unfinished Gustav Klimt painting "Frauenbildnis (Portrait of Ria Munk III)." The painting sold for 18.8 million pounds. It was expected to fetch between 14 million pounds and 18 million pounds at Christie's International Ltd.'s June 23 sale of Impressionist and Modern art in London. Executed between 1917 and 1918, the painting is a posthumous study of Ria Munk, the daughter of a Viennese industrialist, who committed suicide in 1911.