A COLLECTION of unpublished letters written by artist Lucian Freud during his time in Dedham have sold at auction for £122,500.

The letters, complete with illustrations, went under the hammer at Sotheby's in London along with three drawings Freud gave his girlfriend Felicity Hellaby.

The drawings all went for six-figure sums, bringing the total for the collection to £412,000 against a pre-sale estimate of £58,000.