PORTRAIT OF HIS SERENE HIGHNESS PRINCE GREGORY ALEXANDROVICH POTEMKIN-TAVRICHESKY
Gregory A. Potemkin (1739–1791), his Serene Highness Prince of Tauride (1787); Field-Marshal (1784); favorite and actual co-ruler of Catherine II in 1774 he participated in the Russian-Turkish War of 1768 1774, Vice-President (1774) and President (1784–1791) of the Military Collegium. The Governor-General of Novorossiysk, Azov and Astrakhan provinces (1776); the commander-in-chief of the Russian army during the Russian-Turkish War of 1787-1791. He was in charge of economic development of the Northern Black Sea region. He played a major, decisive role in attachment of Crimea to Russia (1783). He founded cities of Kherson, Sevastopol, Ekaterinoslav, Nikolayev. Governor-General of Taurida and Ekaterinoslav (1784). Founder of the Black Sea fleet.
He is depicted in the uniform of Field-Marshal with the orders of St.Andrew and St.George.