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Anne Boleyn Portrait Found? Facial Recognition Run on Painting

By    |   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 03:35 PM

A 16th century portrait known as the Nidd Hall portrait may be of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII's beheaded second wife.

Researchers at the University of California in Riverside used facial recognition software to compare the painting with the Moost Happi medal, which is the only undisputed image of the queen, The Guardian reported.

The computer system compared the medal image with four paintings from the time.

“These portraits have some importance. They probably represent someone of social standing, or some important event, and we often want to identify who is the person in the portrait,” Amit Roy-Chowdhury, head of the video computing group at UC Riverside, said, according to The Guardian. “What the computer gives at the end is another source of evidence for the discussions that have been going on about these questions.”

Most of Boleyn’s portraits were thought to have been destroyed after she was beheaded in 1536. The Nidd Hall portrait previously was thought by some to be of Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour.

The software also indicated that other portraits thought to be of Boleyn didn’t match the undisputed image of the queen, The Telegraph reported.

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