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Catherine II, Empress of Russia

(1729-1796), Known as 'The Great', reigned 1762-96

Sitter in 5 portraits


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'Amsterdam in a dam'd predicament, - or - the last scene of the Republican pantomime', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12995

'Amsterdam in a dam'd predicament, - or - the last scene of the Republican pantomime'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1787
NPG D12995

'Taming of the shrew : - Katharine & Petruchio : - the modern Quixotte, or what you will', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12416

'Taming of the shrew : - Katharine & Petruchio : - the modern Quixotte, or what you will'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 20 April 1791
NPG D12416

'The balance of power. - or -

'The balance of power. - or - "The posterity of the immortal Chatham, turn'd posture master"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 April 1791
NPG D13004

'The patriot exalted' (Charles James Fox; Catherine II, Empress of Russia), by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D9572

'The patriot exalted' (Charles James Fox; Catherine II, Empress of Russia)

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 15 March 1792
NPG D9572

Catherine II, Empress of Russia, by John Chapman, after  François Bonneville - NPG D14310

Catherine II, Empress of Russia

by John Chapman, after François Bonneville
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1826
NPG D14310

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