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Portrait length color image of Empress Catherine II 1790 aka. Catherine II of Russia,
Екатерина II Великая, by George Stuart.

Empress Catherine II 1790

Portrait by
artist-historian George Stuart.

Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.
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Екатерина II Великая, by George Stuart.gray spacerRight closup color image of Empress Catherine II 1790 aka. Catherine II of Russia,
Екатерина II Великая, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Empress Catherine II 1790 aka. Catherine II of Russia,
Екатерина II Великая, by George Stuart.

Her rise from being a minor German princess to becoming Empress of Russia was the result of hard work!

Her being chosen as wife for the heir to the Russian throne brought her sixteen years of grief and frustration. Her husband’s murder made her Empress. Her love of everything Russian and her progressive views made her popular, even beloved. While she operated through gifted men and was a passionate lover of many, she was never the licentious Messalina of popular history. She was a hard working, serious administrator who deserved the title Catherine the Great

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