May 11, 2012

Striking Likeness of Sylvester Stallone Spotted on 500 Year Old Raphael Masterpiece

Harvard student Anthony Zonfrell, 20, who was on vacation in Italy with his family made an amusing discovery on one of Old Master Raphael paintings: The Ivy League student discovered the likeness of actor Sylvester Stallone, best known for playing boxing underdog Rocky, on the background of a 1511 Raphael painting called The Cardinal and Theological Virtues which features Pope Gregory IX approving new Papal laws.

Zonfrell said, “My cousin had told us about how she had seen it when she went, so we were on the lookout. As soon as we saw the painting, we knew it was him. My whole family thought it was hilarious. It could actually be a portrait of Stallone.”

Looking at that particular "Rocky" photo of Stallone side by side with the subject on the painting, it is definitely inevitable to see a hilarious resemblance. Who knew that Stallone was that old?

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