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:


Anonymous 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.

Anonymous said...

I found three related threads: