A Philadelphia college student was strolling through the Philadelphia Museum of Art when his girlfriend noticed the most extraordinary thing– a 16th century painting resembled her boyfriend.
As you can see, Max Galuppo, 20, looks strikingly like the man in the painting titled “Portrait of a Nobleman with Dueling Gauntlet.”
“He was completely oblivious to it, and I walked past it and was like, ‘Do you see this painting right now? It looks just like you,’” Nikki Curtis,Galuppo’s girlfriend told ABC News.
Curtis told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the chance discovery has turned into “accidental genealogy project” for Galuppo.
“His father’s side of the family is actually from Florence, which is less than 10 miles from this Emilia,” explained Curtis.
Little is known about the artwork, except that it was painted in Emilia, Italy, in 1562.