Did You Know… da Vinci’s “Benois Madonna”

In 1914 Czar Nicholas II of Russia purchased Leonardo da Vinci’s “Benois Madonna” for $1.5 million, an equivalent of $35.5 million in today’s society. In 1914 Russia the average wage was $404/year meaning that the Average Joe would have had to save for 3713 years to buy the same painting.

 

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