Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn by Arthur HopkinsThis week’s #PortraitTuesday treat is this portrait of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn by English artist Arthur Hopkins (1848-1930).

This oil on canvas painting depicts the couple in yellow, perhaps referring to the idea that Henry and Anne wore yellow after hearing news of the death of Catherine of Aragon in January 1536.

I discuss what the accounts say about the wearing of yellow, and who actually wore yellow that day, in my article “8 January 1536 – Joyful Yellow and Triumphant Parading” – click here to read that now.

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