It’s not quite Dogs Playing Poker…

Sotheby’s auctioned off Vladimir Makovsky’s The Rag Market in Moscow earlier this week in London and the 1880 piece went for 1,329,250 pounds, including the buyer’s premium. 

Not bad for a painter who was overshadowed to some degree by his brother Konstantin. Brother Nicolay, sister Alexandra and son Aleksandr were also noted painters. 

A preview of the auction ran in The Economist and included links to a number of beautiful works, including Bodarevsky’s Ukrainian Girl Tending Geese, Lagorio’s Ships on a Calm Sea, and Aivazovsky‘s View of Constantinople in Moonlight.

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