1762-1764 Catherine II in front of a mirror by Vigilius Ericksen (State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia)

Upgrade image from Wikimedia replaces image originally posted 8 August 2010. Also posted to Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst’s Subalbum here.

Catherine II in front of a Mirror

This Ericksen portrait from 1762-1764 starkly shows the flatness and rectangular lines of court full dress with narrow panniers unbroken by robes.

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