Ponder For A Portrait, created in 1953, was purchased by an unknown phone bidder at the point when it went under the pound at Christies in London.
The fine art had been anticipated to bring some place in the locale of 11million yet went on to reach an amazing 17,961,250.
Valuable: Francis Bacon’s Ponder for a Representation was sold to an unknown bidder for 7m more than its inquiring cost amid yesterday’s auction
It is the second most significant piece to be sold at a post-War what’s more, contemporary workmanship deal at the sell off house, a representative said.
The most noteworthy offering work in this classification was another piece by Bacon, Triptych, which went for 26.3million in February 2008.
Study for a Portrait, a ill humored oil on canvas which measures 2m by 1.4m, is depicted as an capturing what’s more, dull ponder in the debasement of power.
Closer view: An representative at Christie’s analyzes the ‘arresting what’s more, dark’ painting, which was delivered in 1953
It was beforehand claimed by two of Francis Bacons peers Rodrigo Moynihan, a pioneer of theoretical painting in the 1930s, what’s more, Louis le Brocquy, one of Irelands most vital painters of the 20th century.
Never beforehand sold at auction, the fine art has continuously been in private hands what’s more, was gained by the show proprietor in 1984.
Meanwhile, Lady Smiling, 1958-59, a picture by Lucian Freud, sold for 4,745,250.
Sold: Andy Warhol’s picture of Executive Mao went for a cost of 6,985,250 at the auction
The as it were single representation of Suzy Boyt, the mother of four of the craftsmen children, it last went under the pound in 1973 for 5,040.
Seven works from the accumulation of Kay Saatchi went for a add up to of 3,992,750 while a extensive scale representation of Executive Mao by Andy Warhol came in at 6,985,250.
The deal of 67 works is anticipated to make up to 77,620,000.