London, Apr 24: A self-potrait painted by Adolf Hitler in 1910 portraying the artist at his youth, has fetched 10,000 pounds at an auction.
The watercolour which is believed to be one of the Nazi leader's earliest works shows a a figure sitting on a stone bridge with a cross and the initials AH above it. There are no facial features but the hairstyle is reminiscent of the older Hitler's and experts are sure it is a self-portrait, reports The Daily Express.
Mullocks at Ludlow Racecourse in Shropshire also auctioned another 12 watercolours by Hitler, which fetched a total of 81,700 pounds.
Mullocks' historical documents expert Richard Westwood-Brookes said: "We've had a huge amount of interest in this particular lot. The self-portrait was bought by a foreign buyer."
These paintings were discovered by a US soldier in Essen, Germany, in 1945. They were sold to the current vendor after keeping them out of sight for decades.