Unknown woman formerly known as Anne Boleyn, probably by Robert White, after  Hans Holbein the Younger, published 1681? - NPG D21020 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Unknown woman formerly known as Anne Boleyn

probably by Robert White, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1681?
3 3/4 in. x 2 7/8 in. (95 mm x 72 mm) paper size
NPG D21020

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Howard Jones

28 March 2016, 12:44

This lady appears to have a swelling on the right hand side of the neck. Anne Boleyn was also said to have a swelling on her neck.
A copy of the painting known as Lady Bergavenny from the Holbein Room at Strawberry Hill also presents a similar neck swelling.
Misidentified as Lady Joanna Abergavenny the Strawberry Hill painting (by or after Holbein) and this NPG picture both provide potential portraits of Queen Anne Boleyn.

Howard Jones

27 January 2016, 15:01

This appears to be Anne Boleyn, the reservations may be unfounded. A series of paintings and engravings relating to the Holbein drawing from Weston Park appear to be very similar to this design but they all probably depict Katherine Howard althouth they are all called Anne Boleyn. This print has very distinctive eyebrows and there seems to be an indication of a swelling on her neck.

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