September 13, 2017 10:50 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

People share photos of their historical doppelgangers

People share photos of their historical doppelgangers

In a series of images compiled by BoredPanda Art fans have shared selfies taken with their doppelgangers spotted on the walls of museums and galleries around the world.

To be described as an oil painting is considered a compliment, therefore these lucky art fans must be feeling rather chuffed.

In a series of astonishing images compiled by BoredPanda, museum-goers have shared incredible photos of their historical doppelgangers in painting form.

In the selection of snaps tourists pose next to their lookalikes in museums and galleries around the world - and the resemblance is uncanny.

In several coincidental cases visitors happened to be dressed in near-identical outfits as the figure in the portrait, making for even more startling comparisons.

And some had deliberately dressed up in costume to perfectly mirror their canvas twin.   

Art fans have been sharing their uncanny resemblance to museum portraits in new photos. Pictured: A woman looks identical to the girl in Edgar Degas' Le Village

Art fans have been sharing their uncanny resemblance to museum portraits in new photos. Pictured: A woman looks identical to the girl in Edgar Degas' Le Village

This man could well be looking in the mirror as he poses in front of his bearded brother

This man could well be looking in the mirror as he poses in front of his bearded brother

While exploring the Louvre this woman found what could only be a distant relative 

While exploring the Louvre this woman found what could only be a distant relative 

This portrait from Alfred Sisley looks spookily similar to a hipster of the millennial age 

This portrait from Alfred Sisley looks spookily similar to a hipster of the millennial age 

This painting entitled Man in Armour Holding a Pike by Jan van Bijlert shares the exact same facial features as this museum goer

This painting entitled Man in Armour Holding a Pike by Jan van Bijlert shares the exact same facial features as this museum goer

Both this portrait and this young art fan share the same skin tone, hair colour and face shape 

Both this portrait and this young art fan share the same skin tone, hair colour and face shape 

Sharing this photo on Imgur this man wrote: So I found a picture of myself dressed as a Samurai 111 years ago at The MET. Apparently I was a collector of Samurai armor, I've drunk a lot since then so I don't really recall but it's totally plausible that's it's me'

Sharing this photo on Imgur this man wrote: So I found a picture of myself dressed as a Samurai 111 years ago at The MET. Apparently I was a collector of Samurai armor, I've drunk a lot since then so I don't really recall but it's totally plausible that's it's me'

The man in this painting and his visitor share not only the same stature but hair colour and texture and, of course, a righteous beard

The man in this painting and his visitor share not only the same stature but hair colour and texture and, of course, a righteous beard

When this man shared this side-by-side comparison on Imgur fellow users accused him of being a time traveller due to his identical features

When this man shared this side-by-side comparison on Imgur fellow users accused him of being a time traveller due to his identical features

This man delighted in his cameo in Orazio Gentileschi's Judith and Holofernes

This man delighted in his cameo in Orazio Gentileschi's Judith and Holofernes

This mural of Spanish hero El Cid looked remarkably like this young visitor 

This mural of Spanish hero El Cid looked remarkably like this young visitor 

This long-haired lad looks the spitting image of Íñigo Melchor de Velasco, 7th Duke of Frías

This long-haired lad looks the spitting image of Íñigo Melchor de Velasco, 7th Duke of Frías

One woman was left red faced when she coordinated her ensemble with a woman in a painting

One woman was left red faced when she coordinated her ensemble with a woman in a painting

Aware of his similarities to the subject of Portrait of a Nobleman with Duelling Gauntlet this man came prepared for his photo opportunity

Aware of his similarities to the subject of Portrait of a Nobleman with Duelling Gauntlet this man came prepared for his photo opportunity

With his curly locks and pale skin this man looks remarkably similar to St John the Baptist in this portrait

With his curly locks and pale skin this man looks remarkably similar to St John the Baptist in this portrait

This visitor had planned on taking a photo of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre but ended up capturing this remarkable photo instead

This visitor had planned on taking a photo of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre but ended up capturing this remarkable photo instead

This man fully embraced his resemblance to Henry VIII and has dressed to suit the part 

This man fully embraced his resemblance to Henry VIII and has dressed to suit the part 

This high school student was highly amused upon discovering her doppelganger in silk painting form 

This high school student was highly amused upon discovering her doppelganger in silk painting form 

This cheerful tot bore a striking resemblance to this oil painting of a young girl much to her parents' delight 

This cheerful tot bore a striking resemblance to this oil painting of a young girl much to her parents' delight 

With his curly hair and chubby cheeks this young man is comparable to an angelic cherub 

With his curly hair and chubby cheeks this young man is comparable to an angelic cherub 

Thanks to their similar approach to facial hair and with matching bushy manes this historic figure and a young visitor could be twins 

Thanks to their similar approach to facial hair and with matching bushy manes this historic figure and a young visitor could be twins 

One young boy found his doppelganger in the form of a wax work of a prehistoric child in Trento Science Museum in Italy

One young boy found his doppelganger in the form of a wax work of a prehistoric child in Trento Science Museum in Italy

A rather stern young man looks near-enough related to the figure in Portrait of Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire by Theodore Chasseriau

A rather stern young man looks near-enough related to the figure in Portrait of Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire by Theodore Chasseriau

 

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