Tabloid art history

December 18 2013

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Picture: Daily Mirror

Incisive new research via the Daily Mirror:

Prime Minister David Cameron has been discovered to have an uncanny resemblance to the former Empress of Russia Catherine the Great.

An 18th Century painting of Catherine the Great went viral after Sophie Gadd noticed the likeness to Cameron and tweeted a picture. Thousands of people agreed.

Miss Gadd, a student at York University, viewed the painting last weekend at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin.

She tweeted: "This painting of an 18th century woman totally looks like David Cameron in drag."

It has been re-tweeted more than 2,500 times since then - which left her somewhat shocked.

Update - personally, I always thought the PM looked a bit like this portrait of John Lambert (NPG, London).

Meanwhile a reader alerts me to this display of hams that look like Cameron.

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