Catherine II. Empress of Russia.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Stipple, with large margins. 171 x 114mm. 6¾ x 4½".
Catherine II, known as Catherine the Great (1729-1796) was the most renowned and longest-ruling female leader of Russia from 1762 until her death. She came to power following a coup d'etat and the assassination of her husband, Peter III, at the end of the Seven Years' War. She revitalised Russia, making it grow larger and stronger than ever as it became recognised as one of the great powers of Europe.
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