Female Rulers of the Two Empires: Representation Strategies of Maria Theresa and Catherine the Great

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Abstract

The paper examines parallels and difference between representation strategies of Maria Theresia and Catherine the Great. It is based on two groups of interrelated images illustrating double nature of the Empress, i.e. ruler and woman — portraits commemorating succession to the throne and function of a defender of the land, on the one hand (coronation portrait, equestrian portrait, portrait in a national costume), and portraits symbolizing her functions connected with the family and reproducing dynasty (family portrait, ancestral portrait gallery), on the other.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDie Repräsentation Maria Theresias
Subtitle of host publicationHerrschaft und Bildpolitik im Zeitalter der Aufklärung
EditorsWerner Telesko , Sandra Hertel , Stefanie Linsboth
PublisherVandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Pages406-414
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783205231813
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Publication series

NameSchriftenreihe der Österreichischen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts
Volume19

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    Skvortcova, E. (2020). Female Rulers of the Two Empires: Representation Strategies of Maria Theresa and Catherine the Great. In W. Telesko , S. Hertel , & S. Linsboth (Eds.), Die Repräsentation Maria Theresias: Herrschaft und Bildpolitik im Zeitalter der Aufklärung (pp. 406-414). (Schriftenreihe der Österreichischen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts; Vol. 19). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.