Rare portrait of Anne Boleyn identified

February 17, 2015 2:41 PM

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Rare portrait of Anne Boleyn identified

In this Sept. 22, 2011 photo, Anna Netrebko, left, portrays Anne Boleyn, with Ekaterina Gubanova as Jane Seymour in Gaetano Donizetti's "Anna Bolena," at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

There's only one existing portrait of Anne Boleyn whose authenticity experts don't dispute—but a facial recognition program may have changed that. The software, developed at UC Riverside, suggests that a painting known as the Nidd Hall portrait may also show Henry VIII's beheaded second wife.

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