1717 Catherine I by Ivan Nikitin (Financial Department of Firenze Italy)

Nikitin painted Peter I and Catherine, seen here, separately in 1717 and both portraits are at the municipal finance offices of Firenze.

Tsaritsa Catherine 's coiffure looks 1770s, save for those tell-tale curls over the eyebrows and shows how the powdered hair fashion arose early on.

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