David Jagger self-portrait sets artist record

A 1928 self-portrait by painter David Jagger set a new artist record at Bonhams on June 14.

David Jagger painting

This unsettling painting is considered one of Jagger's greatest works

It realised £221,000 ($281,509) against a valuation of £30,000 ($38,214), an increase of 636%.

Jagger (1891-1958) was an acclaimed portraitist in high demand among the aristocracy of his era.

Matthew Bradbury, director of modern British and Irish art at Bonhams, said: “To once again set a world record for a work by David Jagger, particularly with a such a striking portrait of exceptional quality, is a wonderful result.”

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