Pesne, Antoine (1683-1747); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: c.1746. Johanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (1712?60) was a princess of the House of Holstein-Gottorp and later the Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst. She is best known as the mother of Catherine the Great of Russia. Provenance: State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.