A painting by French artist Paul Gauguin has broken sale records and sold for $300 million (£197 million).

The artwork featuring two Tahitian girls is now the most expensive work of art that has ever been sold, and reports suggest bosses at a museum in Qatar paid the large sum.

The piece, called Nafea Faa Ipoipo, or When Will You Marry?, was painted in 1892 and had been owned by Swiss collector Rudolf Staechelin, who was reportedly lending it to a museum in Switzerland before he decided to sell it.

Prior to the Gauguin sale, the record belonged to The Card Players by Paul Cezanne, which sold in 2011 for $253 million (£158 million).