. Portrait of noblewoman, traditionally identified as Catherine the Great (l762-1796), Empress of Russia, bust-length, in a blue silk dress with lace trim and an ermine-lined cloak oil on canvas 32 x 24½ in. (81.3 x 61.6 cm.) PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF BARONESS AIDA NORA VON DEM BUSSCHE-STREITHORST We are grateful to Sir John Guinness for pointing out that the sitter is in fact Johanna Elizabeth, Princess of Holstein-Gottorp (1712-1760), wife of Prince Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (1690-1727) and mother of the Tsarina Catherine the Great, wearing the Order of Saint Catherine. The

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. Portrait of noblewoman, traditionally identified as Catherine the Great (l762-1796), Empress of Russia, bust-length, in a blue silk dress with lace trim and an ermine-lined cloak oil on canvas 32 x 24½ in. (81.3 x 61.6 cm.) PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF BARONESS AIDA NORA VON DEM BUSSCHE-STREITHORST We are grateful to Sir John Guinness for pointing out that the sitter is in fact Johanna Elizabeth, Princess of Holstein-Gottorp (1712-1760), wife of Prince Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (1690-1727) and mother of the Tsarina Catherine the Great, wearing the Order of Saint Catherine. The

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