Catherine the Great – The Enlightened Empress

In Vox on November 12, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Catherine the Great - The Enlightened Empress

Alexia Sinclair uploaded this image to flickr, click the image and follow the link to the original page

Catherine the Great – The Enlightened Empress – Part of the Regal Twelve series.

The German born princess emerged from obscurity when she was chosen to become the wife of the future Emperor Peter III. Changing her name to Catherine, she read widely and familiarised herself with Russian conditions and values. Her fervent embrace of both the Orthodox faith and Russian culture, won her much love from the Russian people. Her husband Peter, on the otherhand, was said to have the intellect of a child. Once he succeeded to the Throne, a group of conspirators, headed by Catherine’s current lover, proclaimed her autocrat. Shortly afterward Peter was murdered.

Photographer: Alexia Sinclair

MUA/Body Painting: Leeby Sotherine

Model: Chadwick Models

Lighting: 600 monoblock camera right, 1/2 power.

Post: Alexia Sinclair

© Alexia Sinclair

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