In pictures: Catherine the Great
A 2012 exhibition on Catherine the Great at the National Museum of Scotland explored Catherine's reign through her own collections. We take a closer look at some of the images and objects
Catherine the Great was one of Russia’s most successful rulers and one of the greatest art collectors of all time.
In this exhibition from 2012, visitors to the National Museum of Scotland could explore Catherine's reign through her own collections, which reflected her personal interests and provided a fascinating glimpse of the wealth and magnificence of the Imperial Russian court.
(All images © The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg)