Monday, December 22, 2008

Question from Michelle - Verification of Portraits of Anne Boleyn

Have any of the portraits of Anne Boleyn been fully verified as a true likeness?
All portraits seem to be post her death or by an unknown Artist, which would make it unlikely that they were painted with Anne Boleyn herself as a live sitter. In addition - given the circumstances of her death, you would imagine Henry would have had any portraits destroyed.

Edited to add some related threads:
http://tudorhistory.org/queryblog/2008/07/question-from-elizabeth-m-full-length.html

http://tudorhistory.org/queryblog/2008/08/question-from-faith-best-likenesses-of.html

http://tudorhistory.org/queryblog/2008/10/questions-from-daniel-accuracy-of.html

http://tudorhistory.org/queryblog/2008/10/question-from-sarah-few-portraits-for.html

3 comments:

PhD Historian said...

This topic was discussed at some length during the summer, wasn't it?

Lara said...

Did I forget a previous thread? I usually try to search for duplicates, but I didn't think this aspect was covered before. I'll search some and edit the original post to link to any related threads.

PhD Historian said...

I found three related threads:

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=16981893&postID=949351854363026014

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=16981893&postID=949351854363026014

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=16981893&postID=277065986048480544