Catherine II (The Great), Empress of Russia

Artist: Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire)

Date: 1771

Culture: French

Medium: Cast terracotta (terre de Chaumont); gilt wood frame

Dimensions: Diam. (without frame) 6-1/8 in. (15.6 cm)

Classification: Sculpture-Miniature

Credit Line: Gift of James Hazen Hyde, 1952

Accession Number: 52.189.11


The abbreviated Russian legend translates: "By the grace of God, Catherine II, empress and sovereign of all Russia."