Roy Keane lookalike found in Renaissance painting

Portrait of A Gentleman by Paolo Veronese bears a striking resemblance to Roy Keane. Picture: Wiki Commons

Portrait of A Gentleman by Paolo Veronese bears a striking resemblance to Roy Keane. Picture: Wiki Commons

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A POSSIBLE ancestor of Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has been spotted - in a Renaissance painting.

The man portrayed in the painting by Paolo Veronese - titled Portrait of A Gentleman - bears an astonishingly close resemblance to Keane, right down to the grey-streaked beard - but possibly not the ermine fur-lined clothes.

The painting in full. Picture: Wiki Commons

The painting in full. Picture: Wiki Commons

Dating from around 1550-1560, the painting hangs in the Galleria Palatina in Florence, although the identity of the man is unknown.

Veronese - born Paolo Caliari - was based in Venice, and most of his paintings were of religious and mythological scenes.

Along with Tintoretto and Titian, he is considered one of the ‘great trio of painters that dominated Venetian painting’ in the late 16th century.

The doppelganger was spotted by Reddit users and posted on various forums on the site, including a Manchester United section.

Yep, not bad. Pictures: Getty Images / Wiki Commons

Yep, not bad. Pictures: Getty Images / Wiki Commons

H/T to balls.ie

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