Tocque, Louis M. (1696-1772); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1758. Elizaveta Petrovna (1709?62) also known as Yelisavet and Elizabeth, was the Empress of Russia from 1741 until her death. She led the country into the two major European conflicts of her time: the War of Austrian Succession (1740?8) and the Seven Years' War (1756?63). Provenance: State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.