A Humorous Victorian Portrayal of Anne

From Facebook user Vivian, whose post was misplaced:

“I wanted to post this on the wall of “The Creation of Anne Boleyn” under the topic of humorous novel, but somehow it couldn’t be done.  Here is what I wrote: A Victorian novel about Henry’s new amour Laura (a fictional person) has an interesting portrayal of Anne.  Anne is depicted as a female warrior, on horseback with a sword in hand, chasing after Henry’s new love interest.  She also uses her beauty to beguile men to betray Laura and even gets into cat fight with Laura’s sister, pulling each other’s hair and punching each other’s noses.  That was a hilarious read.  I’ll check my notes for further detail.”

No warrior Anne with sword here, but she is depicted as hunting with Henry. More precisely, this Victorian painting by William Powell Frith makes a point about who is really the one being hunted.

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