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Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress
by National Museums Scotland

224 pages

Published: 2012

Genre: Catalog

Publisher: NM Enterprises Limited

Languages: English

ISBN Hardcover: no hardcover edition available

ISBN Softcover: 9781905267743

Print Status: in print

Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress

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From the exhibition:
Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress, the exhibition, is on at the National Museum of Scotland 13 July-21 October 2012, its only venue. It showcases the truly spectactular collections of Catherine the Great, one of Russia's most successful rulers.

Sharp, funny, generous, iron-willed and passionate, Catherine (1729-96) was also one of the greatest art collectors of all time.

The exhibition includes: costumes and uniforms; snuffboxes inlaid with precious gems, gold and silver; ancient Greek and Roman carved cameos depicting figures from biblical stories, mythology and history; and many of the finest examples of porcelain, glass, metal, and polished stone items ever made in Russia.

The book has eight illustrated essays by experts in the fields of Russian history and art, followed by a selected catalogue of the 600+ exhibits.

Essays entitled:
Catherine the Great
"The Glory of Russia is My Glory"
Two Pastimes of Catherine II: Collecting and Building
Painting and Sculpture During the Reign of Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great's Collection of Paintings
"Flourishing Industries" During the Reign of Catherine II
Catherine the Great and European Decorative Art
Scots in the Service of the Great Catherine

Illustrated with 200 black & white and color images.

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Nicholas & Alexandra: The Family Albums Nicholas & Alexandra: The Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia

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