Catherine II of Russia

Designer Philippe de Lasalle French

Not on view

The inscription embroidered along the bottom of the portrait proclaims "From the Nile to the Bosphorus, the Ottoman trembles; her people adore her, the world applauds." This was written by the philosopher Voltaire expressly for Lasalle's woven portrait of the Russian empress.

Catherine II of Russia, Philippe de Lasalle (French, 1723–1804), Woven and embroidered silk, French, Lyons

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