#PortraitTuesday – A cartoon-like Anne Boleyn

Posted By on June 13, 2023

In this week’s #PortraitTuesday video, I look at a contemporary image of Anne Boleyn which is rather cartoon-like!

This Anne Boleyn image is from her coronation banquet seating plan. I do love it!

It’s from Harley MS 41 and you can see the image for yourself in the British Library’s collection click here

4 thoughts on “#PortraitTuesday – A cartoon-like Anne Boleyn”

  1. Christine says:

    Yes she looks rather grumpy was it sketched by Holbein do we know?

  2. Dorothy Willis says:

    I imagine the person who did the sketch was primarily trying to show how the hall was arranged and who sat where. It is interesting because it technically is a portrait made during her lifetime, but I doubt anyone who knew her would recognize her from it!

    I find the two apparently identical staffs she holds in either hand interesting. It looks as if they might be topped with falcons.

    1. Claire says:

      I think she looks like a dog with floppy ears!

      1. Christine says:


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