The rather revealing image is expected to go for nearly £10,000

A nude photograph of Madonna taken during a 1979 modelling session is set to be auctioned on February 12 at Christie’s auctioneers in New York.

The photo appeared in Playboy magazine in 1985, with Fox News reporting that the singer may have been paid as little as $25 (£15) for the session, conducted by photographer Lee Friedlander.

The full-frontal image is expected to sell for up to $15,000 (£9,200) and is available to view at Christies.com.