We have little in the way of contemporary portraits of Anne Boleyn although there are some descriptions of her looks in letters from ambassadors at the English court.

Late sixteenth century copy of an earlier work

Anne Boleyn

This famous portrait of her, a late sixteenth century copy of an earlier work, in the National Portrait Gallery in London is in need of urgent conservation. The NPG has launched an appeal for donations to help ensure this important work is undertaken and the painting is preserved for future generations. Information is here. Please help if you can.

I’m visiting London next month so will definitely be visiting the NPG for a look at their Tudor, and other, works. I’m also teaching a class on Anne and her step-daughter Mary tomorrow night as part of the Infamous Women course.

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