Joseph Karl Stieler (1781-1858)


Portrait of Katerina Rosa Botzaris, 1841

Katerina 'Rosa' Botsari (1820–1872) was a member of the Souliot Botsaris family. 
The daughter of Markos Botsaris, she was in the service of Queen Amalia of Greece 
as well as an admired young woman throughout the European courts - she was 
immortalised for the 'Gallery of Beauties' of Ludwig I of Bavaria in an 1841 
painting by Joseph Stieler (a painting often mistaken for Amalia herself 
wearing a dress now known as the 'Amalia dress"'. A Damask rose 
species bred in 1856 was named 'Rosa Botsaris' after her. In 
1845 she married Prince George Karatzas

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