Feodor Rückert seems to have been especially inspired by Makovsky’s picture, or perhaps he was especially shrewd in responding to consumer tastes. He reproduced the work in whole on numerous objects retailed by Ovchinnikov, Fabergé and by Rückert himself. For example, see the Rückert/Ovchinnikov kovsh which sold, Sotheby’s New York, 4 November 2010, lot 17, decorated with a loose interpretation of Makovsky’s work; the two-handled tray depicting the entire composition, Sotheby's, New York, April 26, 2006, lot 279; the casket, formerly in the Greenfield Collection, which sold, Christie’s New York, 20 October 1998, lot 184; and another casket, the lid painted en plein, which sold Sotheby’s New York, 30 April 2003, lot 75. On other objects, as with the present lot, he focuses on various figures in the painting, usually the bride and groom, suggesting that these were intended as wedding or anniversary gifts.
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