Lucian Freud’s death in July this year saw the passing of simply one of the greates. It has been announced however that his final painting will go on show for the first time at London’s National Portrait Gallery in February 2012. The painting, entitled “Portrait of the Hound 2011” depicts Freud’s assistant David Dawson posing nude alongside his dog Eli.

The painting is amongst 100 other paintings by the legendary artist and will even feature some of Freud’s earliest pieces, created in the ’40s.

Lucian Freud Portraits will open on 9 February and will run through 27 May, 2012.

The National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place