I'm afraid I don't know anything about that painting so cannot comment on his authenticity. Anne Boleyn was Holbein's patron and commissioned him to design displays for her coronation and a fountain for Henry VIII so I'm sure that he did paint her, but I just don't know what happened to that painting. It would be wonderful if it does come to light.


3 thoughts on “My ancestor, Captain Sylvester Salisbury, brought to New York colony about 1675, a portrait said to be a Holbein of Anne Boleyn. The painting is known to have hung in the Salisbury family home until at least the early 1900s. Do you know anything about this painting and/or its authenticity?”

  1. Marilyn says:

    I am a descendant. I have heard the painting and two engraved swords remain in the family . I do not know where. I have visited Salisbury Manor in Leeds, N.Y built by son Francis. I grew up
    Hearing about it. The name Salisbury was changed from the Duke de Salzburg when he moved to Wales after being rewarded with much land by William the Conqueror after a.successful crusade. The castle in Denbigshire, Wales is a.ruin now and was called Llewellyn.

    1. Marilyn B. Mason says:

      I would very much enjoy further information.

  2. Susan M says:

    I am also a direct descendent. Would love more information.

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