Kaestner, I.K (18th Century) (after). Russian. Medium: colour lithograph. Date: 1762. Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great (1729- 96), was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July 1762 until her death at the age of 67. Provenance: State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.