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PORTRAIT OF CATHERINE II

Made by: Georg Christoph Grooth

On view in: French Drawing Room


About this object

The miniature is of Catherine II as a young woman seated. She is seen three quarters view, with her head turned to the left. Behind her are the bottom of some plain pillars. Her dark hair is worn in long curls. She has a gold hair ornament on one side of her head which is attached to a headpiece. She wears a pale blue brocade dress with a flowered design. It is trimmed in white ruffles. Over her shoulders is a red cloak lined with ermine. She wears earring in the shape of a cross and a large pearl brooch. She also wears both the Star and the Grand Cross of St. Catherine. Her right hand is at her side on her right knee. The hand is partly open and she holds a closed fan. Her left hand grasps the edge of her cloak.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF CATHERINE II
Made from:
Watercolor on ivory
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
ca. 1770
Size:
11.1 × 9.2 cm (4 3/8 × 3 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
53.18
Class:
MINIATURE
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE at right: Groot
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"