By Elisabeth Louise Vigée Lebrun:1796. Portrait de la comtesse Skavronskaia (1761-1829) Dame d'honneur of Catherine II of Russia, niece and mistress of Potemkin. Vigee Lebrun said of her, "The countess was as sweet and beautiful as an angel. All day she was idle; she had no education, and her conversation was almost nil. In spite of this, thanks to her ravishing face and an angelic sweetness, she had an invincible charm."