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New Portrait of Anne?
September 22, 2015
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Sharon
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http://www.thereddotgallery.co…..ne-boleyn/

I don’t know if this is a portrait painted when she was 14, or later, but I think it captures the descriptions of the way she looked, especially her eyes. What do you think?

September 23, 2015
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I agree! From the descripitions we have of her the portrait does match a lot of them. It looks as though she would be younger in this portrait if it is her. You are right, especially in the eyes. They are big and have the darkness to them that they say Anne had. I think this portrait gives her a lot of personality. I really love it and it would be amazing if we could know if this was in fact her. If it is her, her eyes kind of remind me of Elizabeth I’s eyes in some of her portraits.

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September 24, 2015
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I’m not convinced form that picture..I’d like to see a better illuminated view first.

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September 24, 2015
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KayKay, Yes that is exactly what I meant. The description of Anne’s eyes by one of the Ambassadors claimed they were large, dark and beautiful. And then we have the ‘goggle-eyed’ comment, which is a rude way of saying large eyes. I really like this portrait.

I can’t find it now, of course, but there was a side by side of this portrait and Elizabeth as a young girl. Very similar look about them. I bet it drove Henry crazy every time he looked at Elizabeth and saw his wife Anne reflected in his daughter’s eyes. I hope it did, anyway.
This was supposedly painted at or around 1514. So Anne would have been approximately 13 or 14.

Yes, Anyanka it is hard to tell from this angle. Somewhere on FB there is a better shot of it.
It says the painting has Anne Bullen written on it and 1514 as the year. In 1514, Anne was at Margaret’s court, and later that year, the French court. We don’t really know whether she went home before going to France. There would be a very small window in which to have a portrait done considering that she would have been busy preparing for her trip. It is painted on an oak panel.

September 25, 2015
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Wow! It would be great if it’s authentic! It kind of reminded me of the painting that Blanche had at her house (the one of Elizabeth I) the eyes are so similar. Unfortunately I’m not able right now to find the website! Do you know where I can find it?

September 26, 2015
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I’m not sure what portrait you mean, Mayra. Do you mean the one where Elizabeth is 14?

https://www.awesomestories.com/images/user/f2c7f9c20a.jpg

September 28, 2015
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Thank you for your reply Sharon! but is not that one. The one that I’m looking for is a portrait where Elizabeth is around 30 she has a collar of white fabric, she looks tall and slim, and her eyes are big like googles, she looks very, very thin. Her friend Blanche had it at her house, in the Web page they wrote that it could be that particular portrait was the closest resemble to Elizabeth, that was the reason why Blanche had it at her house, it mentioned also that it was next to a portrait from Blanche and that it remained like that for centuries until they separated the portraits so they can show them at museums.

When I saw that portrait I felt that it was the more realistic portrait of Elizabeth that I ever saw. Does it ring any bells to you?

September 28, 2015
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Sorry Mayra, it doesn’t ring any bells. However, I saw this.
She is 53 in this picture which was found at Newcourt, Blanche’s property.

http://www.blancheparry.co.uk/…..h_page.jpg

Otherwise, I am stumped.

September 28, 2015
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Oh thank you Sharon! Yes is that one, I don’t know why I remembered that she looked like 30, but yes is that one! Thank you for the link I’ve already saved the picture in my phone.

And my point was that if the Anne portrait it’s original, then they have very similar eyes compared to this portrait of Elizabeth. What do you think?

September 30, 2015
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You are welcome Mayra.
It is hard to tell. Elizabeth looks tired in this portrait. I wish it was from a different angle, but I see what you are saying. Elizabeth supposedly did have her mother’s eyes and her father’s skin tone and hair.

October 1, 2015
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I don’t know if it is true or not Sharon, but many years ago I read that Elizabeth had a model head made for her, so that she didn’t have to sit for hours on end while the artist flapped about with his charcoal. But I do agree the Newcourt portrait of Elizabeth is not a particulary good portrait, and makes her look very washed out and old. I believe that right up until a few months before her death she was quite spritely and had a beauty that went beyond looks, if that makes sense.

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November 24, 2015
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I’d like to see a better image of the portrait, especially a colour one. To me it does not look like an authentic Tudor period piece, but of course it may have been “touched up”, restored and partially overpainted any number of times in the past.

November 25, 2015
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Mayra said

Oh thank you Sharon! Yes is that one, I don’t know why I remembered that she looked like 30, but yes is that one! Thank you for the link I’ve already saved the picture in my phone.

And my point was that if the Anne portrait it’s original, then they have very similar eyes compared to this portrait of Elizabeth. What do you think?

I do feel that Elizabeth had a lot of her mother features, certainly her eyes for sure, and her mother’s body shape too.
Elizabeth’s temprement was a mix between her mother and father, the only way I can explain that is similar to a Molatove cocktail and a match in short a very dangerous mix. But this dangerous mix served her very well, she was incredible. The men of the court, well in fact the men of the world were firmly sat on by her, and she basically took no C*** from anyone.

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