Lot 234. Pesne, Antoine, Succession. Empress Catherine II Alexeevna (Catherine the Great)

Starting price:€ 4 000
Auction date:03.07.2019   16:00 UTC +02:00
ID 212524
Lot 234Pesne, Antoine, Succession. Empress Catherine II Alexeevna (Catherine the Great)
Empress Catherine II Alexeevna (Catherine the Great) half-length figure slightly to the left. Before The Curtain Drapery. The rear side is referred to. Oil on canvas 82 x 64 cm. Doubled. Restoration. Framework min. Katharina damaged the Great (1729 Stettin, 1796, St. Petersburg), born Princess Sophie Auguste Friederike of Anhalt-Zerbst. In 1745, she married the Russian heir to the throne and later Emperor Peter III. and changed with the wedding of your name to Catherine Alexeyevna. After Peter III was assassinated in 1762, entered your 34-year-old autocracy. The present portrait is a time-varying partial copy after a lost work of Antoine Pesne from the year 1749 (ehem. in the Berliner Schloss). Cf. to this bercken Hagen, Ekhart, Antoine Pesne. Berlin 1958, p. 151, list of works no. 186c (with illustration).

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