Friday, 26 August 2016

Art on Friday; Catherine the Great

For some reason I've always had a fascination for not only the British History but Russian as well. In school I've made a paper about Peter the Great for History class and that whole history interests me. So I was quite happy to learn that there's an exhibit on Catherine the Great at the Hermitage in Amsterdam until Januari 15 2017. My holiday is coming soon so that will be one of the things I will want to be visiting.

Here are some paintings of and about Catherine the Great to get in the mood;

D.Levitskiy

Catherine II in Her Coronation Robes, attributed to Vigilius Eriksen

Snuff box

Fedor Rokotov

Earring and tiara worn by Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great in traveling costume by Mikhail Shibanov

© KH

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