Sunday, July 20, 2008

Question from Ana - Portrait of Anne Boleyn

Hi!
i'm having trouble with a portrait of Anne Boleyn. This (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71B9EZEGPPL._SL500_AA240_.gif ) to be exact.
I've heard some people say that it's not Anne but Frances Walsingham (daugher of Francis Walsingham).
I can find any good anwsers, so can any one help me?

2 comments:

Nasim said...

I’m having a hard time accessing the picture in question, but do you refer to this image?:

http://encyclopedia.edwardtbabinski.us/who/h/henry_viii/anne_boleyn.jpg

I have heard of the assertion that it depicts Frances Walsingham. However I have yet to find any evidence to support this idea so I have no idea about the validity of the claim.

According to the Bridgeman Art Library website, the portrait does depict Anne Boleyn, by an unknown artist of French school, and dates to the sixteenth century (certainly posthumous). It states that the painting is housed at the Musee Conde, Chantilly, France. Here is the relevant page:

http://www.bridgeman.co.uk/search/view_image2.asp?image_id=159066

Nasim said...

Hmmmm, the first link I provided is not working. But the portrait is also shown in the second link.