Catherine II, the Empress of Russia, by Vladimir Borovikovskiy. Catherine is posing in her coronation gown wearing the grand crown made by Jeremiya Pozie. Her dress, crown and regalia are kept in the Diamond Fund, Moscow Kremlin.
1728 Anna Karolina Orzelska, the illegitemate daughter of Augustus II of Saxony and Poland, is shown in a blue dress with silver trimmings. Anna was an ‘adventuress’ (was there ever a more evocative description) known for her be