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Tudor Portraits

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Save Anne Boleyn's Portrait at the National Portrait Gallery

Visit the Auction at The Tudor Trail

For those with a passion for Tudor portraiture, Natalie Grueninger of "On the Tudor Trail" has started a wonderful campaign to help raise the funds needed to save the Anne Boleyn's fragile portrait, hanging at the National Gallery here in London.

Join "Save Anne Boleyn's Portrait" on Facebook

The Tudor Gallery is one of my favorite rooms to visit at the NPG, the illustrious and turbulent characters in the room captivate me.  Sumptuous fabric details, propaganda styling, and the shifting fortunes of the sitters in the paintings always make them an inspiring bunch.

To preserve Anne Boleyn's famed portrait, restoration is desperately needed for the decaying wood panel used for the the painting.  Your can read more about the preservation and the National Portrait Gallery's campaign.

Natalie's efforts have earned the support of writers and luminaries of the period, including Alison Weir.
In order to help, I've put up a set of illustrated Henry VIII + Anne Boleyn Journals with Portraits Prints for silent auction on the Tudor Trail.   All of the proceeds will go directly to the NPG's preservation fund.

Hopefully we'll make a dent in the funds needed to save the painting... the bidding has already begun!

1 comment:

  1. Update! The Journal/Print Set has sold, raising a tidy sum for the Save The Anne Boleyn Campaign... Thank you to all who participated in the silent auction..