Philly Man Time Travels to 16th Century to Have His Portrait Painted, Returns to Find It in a Museum
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Philly Man Time Travels to 16th Century to Have His Portrait Painted, Returns to Find It in a Museum

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | November 12, 2012 | Comments ()


Portrait of a Nobleman with Dueling Gauntlet, 1562. Artist unknown. From the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

(Reddit via Buzzfeed)

Also: Mrs. Julien sent along this painting of Jon Stewart, after he traveled to 19th Century Russia to have his portrait taken.

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  • amylu

    Pretty sure the second one is Jason Mantzoukas.

  • celery

    If you've read enough H.P. Lovecraft, you know that this man is not to be trusted.

  • i know him... how very odd..

  • Quatermain

    That second one looks more like the guy who played the doctor on 'Deep Space Nine' than he does Jon Stewart.

  • darth voldermort

    the second one looks so much like oscar isaac it's banana's

  • BWeaves

    I guess he has his next Halloween costume all picked out.

  • e jerry powell

    Are we sure that that second one isn't Adrien Brody?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Maybe Stewart and Brody have a common ancestor?

  • e jerry powell

    Call out the DNA guys!

  • F'mal DeHyde

    How weird would it be to look at a painting in a museum and see your own face looking back at you?

  • irland

    It is quite a strange feeling. It happened to me in Germany at the Gallery of Beauties in Nymphenburg. I did not notice at the time, even though I took a picture of it, and it was only after the rest of my party commented on the eerie likeness that I became aware.

  • Andewot

    Odd that you mention that place, but when my family visited when I was thirteen I and the rest of my family noticed that I shared an uncanny resemblance to one of the portraits (Wilhelmine Sulzer).

  • irland

    I apparently look like Amalie von Schintling. I don't really see it myself, but everyone else says we are twins.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Uh huh.

  • ,

    16th century man had his legs spray-tanned?

  • Slash

    See, now THIS is what the internet was invented for. Well, OK, this and porn.

  • zeke_the_pig

    16th Century Man maybe had better shirts, but Philly Man definitely has better taste in music.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Hey, don't diss Palestrina!

  • e jerry powell

    To Hell with your Palestrina. Dying of pleurisy is so totally lame.

  • Groundloop

    Oh please! Everybody knows that Barret, Waters and Gilmour copped all their best work, at least in the early days, from Pavel Spongopaeus Jistebnicky and Sethus Calvisius!

    Now get off my lawn, I've got Edison* Cylinders to refurbish.


  • zeke_the_pig

    19th century Jon Stewart is the cover of my edition of Oblomov by Goncharov. I've been staring at it for years thinking something looked familiar. Now I know. Thanks.

  • Smitty

    16th Century Man had better taste in shirts.

  • Lemon_Poundcake

    And tights.

  • Groundloop

    I think we should all just be happy that 21st Century Man decided against the codpiece.

  • Socrates_Johnson

    I was kind of hoping it would be one of those famous portrait weaved together with a pin up things. Not that I'm complaining about this mind you.

  • That is uncanny.

  • Guest

    In the truest sense of the word!

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