ca. 1770 Miniature of Catherine the Great as a young woman after Georg Christoph Grooth (Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens - Washington, DC, USA)

The miniature probably portrays her at about the time of coronation in 1762.

From pinterest.com/hillwoodmuseum/passion-of-the-empress-catherine-the-greats-art-pa/. Also posted to Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst’s Subalbum here.

ca. 1770 Miniature of Catherine the Great as a young woman after Georg Christoph Grooth (Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens - Washington, DC, USA)

Catherine is portrayed wearing masses of gold jewelry. She is almost invariably portrayed wearing diamonds.

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