1756 Grand Duke Peter Fedorovich, Grand Duchess Catherine Alexeyevna and a page by Anna Rosina de Gasc (National Museum - Stockholm, Sweden)

Young Grand Duke (future Tsar) Paul or a page poses with his mother Catherine and nominal father Peter in this portrait. Paul's paternity is uncertain. Genetically, Elizabeth was the last Romanov ruler and the subsequent Romanov Tsars were the result of marriages between Romanovs and Germans, that is if Paul was the offspring from Catherine's affair with Sergei Vasil'evich Saltykov, until Alexander III married a Danish girl, Dagmar Glucksberg. If Paul was actually Catherine and Peter III's genetic child, then Paul was genetically all German and the following Romanov Tsars were all German other than Nicholas II who was half Danish.

Upgrade image posted 3 August 2017 from Wikimedia; enlarged by half.Also posted to the Subalbum for Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst (Catherine the Great) here.

1756 Grand Duke Peter Fedorovich, Grand Duchess Catherine Alexeyevna and a page by Anna Rosina de Gasc (National Museum - Stockholm, Sweden) Wm X 1.5

It is noteworthy how little court dress changed from 1745 and 1760.

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