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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 […]

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 […]

The John Hoskins Miniature of Anne Boleyn

| February 22, 2012

The John Hoskins Miniature of Anne Boleyn

As today is the anniversary of the death of miniaturist John Hoskins in 1665, I thought it was only right to share with you his beautiful miniature of Anne Boleyn. This miniature, although painted in the 17th century, is said to have been based on “an ancient original” and Anne Boleyn’s biographer, historian Eric Ives, […]

The Holbein Sketch – Is it Anne Boleyn?

| December 15, 2011

The Holbein Sketch – Is it Anne Boleyn?

Bendor Grosvenor, historian and art dealer, has just published an interesting article on his Art History News blog entitled Anne Boleyn regains her head in which he discusses research he and David Starkey carried out a few years ago on the Holbein drawing inscribed “Anna Bollein Queen”. He has actually reproduced the article he wrote […]

Anne Boleyn Portrait Fundraising

| February 5, 2011

Anne Boleyn Portrait Fundraising

As you all know, a few weeks ago I wrote about the National Portrait Gallery’s appeal to raise funds to carry out urgent restoration work on their famous portrait of Anne Boleyn – see Anne Boleyn Portrait at Risk. Well, many of you emailed me to say that you had donated (thank you!) and the […]

Anne Boleyn Morphs into Elizabeth I

| September 28, 2010

I’ve just written a post over at The Elizabeth Files entitled “Is Anne Boleyn’s Portrait Actually Elizabeth I” regarding the similarities between the National Portrait Gallery portrait of Anne Boleyn and the Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger portrait of Elizabeth I in her old age. Obviously, we know that Elizabeth I had many of her mother’s […]

Tudor News 22 Jan

| January 22, 2010

Tudor News 22 Jan

The end of yet another week and time for our weekly round up of Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor news:- Anne Boleyn Files 1 Year Anniversary Competition – The AB Files is 1 year old on the 17th February and I will be holding an article competition to celebrate. I’ll announce details on Monday so […]