The Daily Mail recently reported that an interesting secret was discovered by accident while visiting the London Museum of Art (UK).
So a woman named Fiona Foskett (57 years old) and her daughter Holly (23 years old) went to the museum and admired a 17th-century portrait by the Dutch painter Ferdinand Bol.
The image has “modern” details that surprise visitors
As Fiona examined every detail of the painting, Fiona discovered that the eight-year-old aristocrat, dressed in a black robe, wore a pair of shoes with a distinctive shape reminiscent of sneakers of the era. Fiona even discovered the white crochet logo detail of the popular sportswear brand Nike on the boy’s shoes.
Upon discovering this unique detail, Fiona immediately turned around and said to her daughter, “Wait, he wears Nike shoes, right?”
Fiona and her mother even speculated that the boy in the photo could be a legendary “time traveler”.
“That made us laugh. He’s definitely a modern young man. Judging by his age, he must have gotten his hands on the world’s first Nike shoes. Or is he really a time traveler?” – Fiona shared with the media.
The pattern is said to be exactly the same as the Nike brand logo on sneakers.
It is known that the boy in the photo by the painter Ferdinand Bol is Frederick Sluysken, cousin of the artist’s wife and son of a wealthy wine merchant. This painting is believed to date back to the 1650s, and the Nike brand was founded on January 25, 1964, over 300 years after the painting was painted.
While there is no proper explanation for this “time travel” detail, many people believe that Fiona’s theory will make the image more famous. Furthermore, they also think that this might just be a special coincidence.
A spokesperson for the National Gallery said: “We are delighted that this photo has made such an impression on visitors. It resonated with our followers when we launched a line-tweet asking people to see if they can spot a modern detail looking up close. the shoes of the 8-year-old boy in the picture.”
Source: Daily Mail