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PORTRAIT OF CATHERINE II

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PORTRAIT OF CATHERINE II

Made by: Alexander Roslin

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

Portrait of Empress Catherine II dressed in ermine, wearing a small diamond imperial crown (probably dismantled), diamond earrings, a diamond necklace with a chain pendant terminating in a full-cut pendaloque diamond (1750s, now in Kremlin Museums), the diamond and silver "Grand Imperial Chain of the Order of St. Andrew the First-Called (St. Petersburg, 1780s, now in Kremlin Museums), and the orange and black sash of the Order of St. George. The gilt frame is surmounted by a large and prominent double-headed surrounded by a garland of laurel leaves at top. The empresses cipher is on a shield on the eagle's chest.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF CATHERINE II
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
RUSSIA
Date made:
ca. 1790
Size:
78.7 × 134.6 × 101.6 cm (31 × 53 × 40 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.58
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973