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Unknown - portrait of Catherine I
This miniature portrait is unsigned. The sitter is Catherine I of Russia. 844b
The term "historical detective" sounds a little grandiose, but is the easiest way to express the intent of my research.
Seeking out information to expand historical knowledge and finding, surprisingly often, that "conventional wisdom" in many areas has got it wrong!