Have historians found a lost portrait of Anne Boleyn?
Leading Tudor historians believe they have found a lost 16th century portrait of Anne Boleyn.
The original portrait became lost after it was sold to a London art dealer in 1842 and has never been recovered. There are only 2 other known and authenticated Anne Boleyn portrait types in existence.
Historian Alison Weir believes that the jewelry and head dress worn by the sitter are similar to those worn by Boleyn in other portraits and points to the carnation held by the sitter which she claims refers to 'coronation' in the Tudor language of flowers.
Weir saw a photograph of the print advertised by Howard Jones on eBay who suggested that the sitter may well be the ill fated wife of Henry VIII.
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