Four monarchs inspecting a large map of Poland inscribed "Pologne en 1772", spread out on a table. Catharine II of Russia is seated (l.) and points with both hands to the part of South Poland nearest the Russian frontier. She looks up towards Stanislaus II of Poland who stands with his l. hand on the map, his r. clutching his crown which is slipping from his head; he looks at Catharine with a distraught expression. Opposite Catharine at the other side of the table (r.) stands Frederick of Prussia, in riding dress, his sword resting on the map near "Dantzik" and between "Brandebour" and "Pomeranie". George III stands in profile to the r. between Stanislaus, to whom his back is turned, and Frederick, his l. hand rests on the map, from which, however, he looks away. France blowing two trumpets flies above and away from the four monarchs. Clouds and trees form a background. Laurel branches are growing (r.) behind Frederick; two laurel wreaths lie at Catharine's feet. She wears an ermine-lined robe, and sits in an ornate chair, the arm of which is a carved eagle. c. 1772; perhaps later Etching
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