57-year-old Fiona Foskett noticed something unusual about an old painting when she went to a gallery in London with her 23-year-old daughter Holly.
The painting is a portrait of a young boy that is said to have been painted by Ferdinand Bol, a well-known Dutch painter.
The portrait shows the eight-year-old young boy holding a goblet that he rested on a table covered with red cloth. The boy appears to have blonde hair and white skin, and was wearing a cape with a black jacket, a white shirt with sleeves, and black boots.
But, if one looks closer to the portrait, particularly in the young boy’s boots, a Nike logo or mark can be seen. Seeing this made Foskett wonder if the boy was actually a time traveler.
“I said to my daughter, ‘Hold on, is he wearing a pair of Nike trainers?,” Foskett said to a news source in UK.
Nike began in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports, founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. At present, Nike is among the many leading companies in the shoe industry and the field of sports.
The portrait where the Nike logo was seen was said to have been painted more than 300 years before the popular brand was established.
Many fans believe that this is a proof of ‘time travel,’ with some cheekily agreeing about it:
Time travel is possible😉
'Nike trainer' spotted in 17th century paintinghttps://t.co/FR3sDYrmu0 pic.twitter.com/qiczNW4tIB
— Ai Dabbler (@aidabbler) May 21, 2023
'Nike trainer' spotted in 17th century painting. Portrait of a Boy was painted by Dutch master Ferdinand Bol in the 17th century. That in itself is pretty impossible considering the fact Nike was founded in 1964, with the portrait being painted 300 years before this.🧐🤔 pic.twitter.com/udQzh5jCkY
— Sumner (@renmusb1) May 21, 2023
How cool is this?
A painting in the National Portrait Gallery has gained attention after a mother and daughter couldn't help but notice what *appears to be modern-day footwear in the image – Nike trainers, to be exact. pic.twitter.com/TGVsHZuxKg
— LadyBofBelsize 🇬🇧🦮🐈 (@shooter_breeze) May 20, 2023
Just time travel
Nike style pic.twitter.com/haMLAGYeCq
— stargazeruk7 (@stargazeruk7) May 21, 2023
This is the true secret that Vatican is keeping from us! Decebal had a pair of Air Jordans.
— Michał Wasiucionek (@Bukaresztenczyk) May 25, 2023
Nike shoes, just do it👟 ⚽
time travel does exist 🤯 😅@Nike @nikefootball @nikestore#Mondaymorning #MondayFootball Sotherby#fun #instagramdown #football pic.twitter.com/dbhWNvYLiL
— Nelson Chong PhD FRSB💙 (@DrNelsonChong) May 22, 2023
However, this is not the first time that an event like this has happened. It is not the first time that people have claimed time travel is real after seeing something from the present day on an old piece of artwork.
Many old paintings have convinced people that time travel may be real. Apparently, it was not just the Nike logo, as there were also paintings that showed people using iPhones before.
In the 1937 painting “Mr Pynchon And The Settling Of Springfield,” one can see a man who seems to be using an iPhone. This painting was made by Umberto Romano.
Another one of these was “The Expected One,” a painting made in the 1860s that showed a woman who appeared to be using an iPhone while she was on a walk. This painting was made by the Austrian painter Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller.
The same is true with Ferdinand Bol’s painting and the Nike mark, the man and woman in the two separate paintings are not possibly using an iPhone considering that these paintings were made in 1937 and the 1860s, while the popular modern phone only made it out there in 2007.
According to a report, the critics said that the woman in the painting was not scrolling through social media but rather holding a small prayer book.
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