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Portrait of a Negro
c.1630

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Portrait of a Negro

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Portrait of a Negro was drawn during the Renaissance by the renowned German artist, Albrecht Dürer. The artist probably drew the picture from life, using as a model a man he encountered either while in Nuremberg or in Italy.

This handsome charcoal drawing, used in the broadcast program and by this Web site to represent Anthony Johnson, was sketched about a century before Johnson's birth. No known portraits of Johnson exist.

Image Credit: Graphische Sammlung Albertina




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