Catherine II of Russia
Letter signed, one page, 57,25 x 9 inch, Saint Petersburg, 10.01.1766, in French, to the Crown Princess of Courtland* - congratulating her upon her marriage, signed as Empress in black ink "Caterine", beautifully mounted with a picture of Catherine the Great in full morocco clamshall case with gilt-lettered spine (altogether 10 x 15 inch), with mild letter folds and faint scattered foxing - in fine to very fine condition. In parts (translated): "My affection for the House you have recently entered will remain steadfast. Your mar Prince, who will someday become its ruler, guarantees that you will partake in that affection but your own merits give you special claims upon it, claims that I will grant you with great pleasure..." *Princess Caroline of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1748-1782) married the Duke of Courtland Peter von Biron (1724-1800) in 1765.
|Profession||also known as Catherine the Great - the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||7,25 x 9 (altogether 10 x 15 inch)|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|