||Agreement on the Royal Succession
Painted enamel on copper
10.8 x 8.2 cm
This miniature is of great interest from both historical and artistic points of view. In addition to Peter I and his wife Catherine (later Catherine I), it also shows the Tsarevich, Pyotr Petrovich. Peter points at the child with his scepter, marking him as successor to the throne. The royal family is surrounded by allegorical figures: Faith presenting a crown to the Tsar, Truth holding a mirror, and Justice with scales. The artist's palette, dominated by blue, raspberry-lilac, and emerald tones, is remarkable for its resonant and pure colours.