It seems that this Makart painting, The Love Letter (Der Liebesbrief) wasn’t even known before it was auctioned by Christie’s in 2010. The realized price (£133,250) by far exceeded the estimate (£60,000–£80,000). The next year, the painting was part of an exhibition in the Belvedere in Vienna. After long being scorned, Makart is quite popular again.

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