Anne Boleyn and the Lady in the Garter image: The Arguments

| May 4, 2017

Anne Boleyn and the Lady in the Garter image: The Arguments

Phew! It’s been an exciting few days! My scheduled work has gone out of the window and I’ve been debating a 16th-century image and doing research related to it. Schedule be gone! This is much more exciting! If you’ve missed it all, this story all started on Tuesday 25th April when art historian and author […]

An update on Anne Boleyn and the Lady of the Garter image

| May 3, 2017

An update on Anne Boleyn and the Lady of the Garter image

You may remember that last week I shared an article by art historian and author Roland Hui regarding an image from The Black Book of the Garter attributed to Lucas Horenbout, which Roland Hui believed might well be Anne Boleyn. Roland made the following points: The Black Book was created in 1534, while Henry VIII […]

Another contemporary image of Anne Boleyn?

| April 26, 2017

Thank you to art historian Roland Hui for letting me know about an article he has just written on his blog. The article is about an image in the Black Book of the Garter, a beautiful illumination of a queen consort presiding over a meeting of the Order of the Garter. As Roland says, in […]

A facial reconstruction of Anne Boleyn? No!

| June 7, 2016

A facial reconstruction of Anne Boleyn? No!

I’m not sure how it started, but a photo of a wax model of Queen Anne Boleyn keeps being shared in social media as a facial reconstruction of Anne Boleyn, done from her skull. I keep commenting to correct this, but it doesn’t seem to change anything, so I thought I’d write this post. Please […]

Where can we see Anne Boleyn? Video by Melanie V Taylor

| May 19, 2016

Where can we see Anne Boleyn? Video by Melanie V Taylor

In this video, Melanie V. Taylor, art historian and author of the historical novel Truth of the Linediscusses Anne Boleyn portraiture and places where we can ‘see’ Anne Boleyn. Head on over to www.madeglobal.com/3243/melanie-v-taylor-can-see-anne-boleyn/ to enter a giveaway for a copy of Melanie’s novel, which is set in the reign of Elizabeth I and has […]

Anne Boleyn Portrait Charity Auction

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn Portrait Charity Auction

A beautiful pointillist portrait of Anne Boleyn, based on the Hever rose portrait of her, was specially commissioned off artist Gary Ransom for Anne Boleyn Day 2016, The portrait measures 25cm x 33.5cm and has an estimated 100,000 dots. It took about 30 hours to complete. Gary explains the technique: “The technique is actually quite […]

Lady Bergavenny turns into Anne Boleyn?

| April 14, 2016

Lady Bergavenny turns into Anne Boleyn?

On Sunday 10th April 2016 Anne Boleyn hit the news with articles in the Sunday Times and Mail Online claiming that a copy of a lost portrait of Anne Boleyn had been found by Alison Weir.1 Now, this wasn’t news to everyone as Weir had shared her eBay find on her Facebook page and that […]

Update on Nidd Hall Portrait and 1534 Anne Boleyn Medal – The Press articles are not correct

| February 17, 2015

Update on Nidd Hall Portrait and 1534 Anne Boleyn Medal – The Press articles are not correct

I contacted the University of California yesterday regarding the news reports about how a facial recognition program had matched the 1534 Moost Happi Medal and the Nidd Hall portrait, and was very surprised to get an email back from Professor Conrad Rudolph of the Department of the History of Art, project director of FACES, who […]