LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Two sketches of nudes by Adolf Hitler, along with a drawing of an elderly woman thought to be his mother, will be sold at auction in Britain, the seller said.
The two nude pieces are expected to raise $30,000 when they go on sale Tuesday in Ludlow, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.
The nudes are of a young woman covering her breasts with her arm and lacking facial features. The picture of the older woman's face is similar to photographs of Hitler's mother, said Richard Westwood-Brookes, who is selling the art.
Hitler, the Austria-born German politician who led the Nazi Party, drew the sketches in the early 1900s when he was in Vienna and practiced different art techniques so he might be considered for an art college, the British publication said.
"The nude interestingly doesn't have a face drawn in. It's not because he couldn't do faces because he drew the other one of the elderly woman who might be his mother," Westwood-Brookes said. "Perhaps there is no face because Hitler saw people just as inanimate objects."