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How much does this 16th century painting look like Christopher Walken?

It’s in storage at the National Gallery of Ireland. Uncanny!

PART OF THE permanent collection at National Gallery of Ireland is this portrait of Christopher Walken in a lovely dress.

But wait, it’s not Christopher Walken, is it? It’s a portrait of the wife of Nicolas de Hillincx by Frans Pourbus the Younger (1592).

Easy mistake to make.

Not Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)

The National Gallery tells us that the picture is not currently on show. We say bring it out!

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