15 cats in Russian paintings

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Russian artists loved cats – from 19th-century classics Fedotov and Makovsky to the artists of the Russian avant-garde – Larionov or Serebryakova.

'The Merchant's Wife' (1918) by Boris Kustodiev (1878-1927)

'Morning Tea' by Vladimir Makovsky (1846-1920)

'Tête-à-tête' (1868) by Vladimir Makovsky (1846-1920)

'Russian Beauty with Cat' (1865) by Konstantin Makovsky (1839-1915)

'Girl With a Cat' (1882) by Ivan Kramskoi (1837-1887)

'Girl In Front of a Mirror' (1848) by Filipp Budkin (1806-1850)

'A Chess Game' ('Scenes from the life of the Russian tsars') by Vyacheslav Schwarz (1838-1869)

'Major's Betrothal' (1848) by Pavel Fedotov (1815-1852)

'Officer and His Orderly,' (1850-1851) by Pavel Fedotov (1815-1852)

'Her Favorite' (1905) by Nikolai Bodarevsky (1850-1921)

'A Girl With Kittens' (1895) by Ivan Gorokhov (1863-1934)

'At the samovar' by Ekaterina Kaciura-Falileewa (1886-1948)

'Venus' by Mikhail Larionov (1881-1964)

'Portrait Of A Lady With Her Cat' by Boris Grigoriev  (1886-1939)

'Portrait of Natasha Lancere with a cat' (1924) by Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967)

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