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Anne Boleyn - Second Wife of Henry VIII

This image depicts an oil-on-panel portrait of Anne Boleyn, created by an unknown artist (sometime between 1533-1536).

Purchased by the National Portrait Gallery, in 1882, the painting is now part of the Gallery's primary collection.  

Few contemporary portraits of Anne survive.  This work is based on an earlier version and reflects a contemporary description of Henry VIII's second queen.  She has a long neck, a wide mouth and "eyes which were black and beautiful."

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Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

 

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