The ten most expensive paintings in history

2) 274m “The Card Players” by Paul Cézanne

  2 Qatar had previously held the record with this work, bought in 2011, one of dozens of major Western works its museums have snapped up in recent years. It featured two two stony-faced card players, models selected by Cézanne from his family’s estate outside Aix-en-Provence: the gardener and a farm hand.