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Nikolai Egorovich Makovsky (Russian painter) 1842 - 1886
Russian: Никола́й Его́рович Мако́вский
Street Scene in Cairo, 1877
watercolour and ink on paper
37.5 x 27 cm. (14 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.)
signed in Cyrillic l.r. and dated 1877
private collection

Nikolai Egorovich Makovsky was the son of collector, Yegor Ivanovich Makovsky, who was one of the founders of the Moscow Art School. Nikolai had two brothers, Vladimir Makovsky and Konstantin Makovsky, and one sister, Alexandra Makovsky, all of whom were famous painters. Nikolai studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, and travelled in Egypt. He was well-known for painting Egyptian street scenes.

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