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Amazing Photo: Man finds ‘twin’ in 16th century painting

Latest News / November 15, 2012

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.

Strange, right?


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Melissa Myers
Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years, both in London and New York. She now focuses much of her time helping bring inspiring stories to light and, additionally, her project "Makeover with Meaning," which seeks to add a sprinkle of happiness into the lives of those who need it most.




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