LAMPI, Johann Baptist I
(b. 1751, Romeno, d. 1830, Wien)

Portrait of Catherine II

Oil on canvas, 230 x 132 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Catherine II, called Catherine the Great (1729-1796), reigned as Empress of Russia from 1762. She took power after a conspiracy deposed her husband, Peter III (1728-1762), and her reign saw the high point of the Russian nobility.

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