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Catherine I (1684-1727), Empress of Russia 1762-1796, in white dress with black border, blue ermine-trimmed robes embroidered with the star of the Imperial Russian Order of St Andrew, wearing the chain of the Order of St Andrew, diamond-set tiara, dark hair dressed in curls falling over her right shoulder; landscape background
on parchment
oval, 2½ in. (63 mm.) high, carved giltwood frame
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It has recently been suggested that the sitter is Anna Ioannovna (1693-1740), Empress of Russia 1730-1740.

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