Operafantomet: phantoming


1. Annibale Carracci: Italian servant of African ancestry (1580s).
The Tomasso Brothers, Leeds, England.
http://thewalters.org/news/media-library/exhibitions/list.aspx?mid=85

2. Jan Mostaert: “Portrait of an African man” (1525-30). 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
http://www.terminartors.com/artworkprofile/Mostaert_Jan-Portrait_of_African_Man

3. Workshop of Bronzino: “Alessandro de’ Medici” (1550s).
The Uffizi Museum, Florence, Italy.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/Angelo_Bronzino_-_Alessandro_de%27_Medici_-_WGA3243.jpg

4. Alessandro Allori: “Giulia de’ Medici” (alt. Ortensia de’ Bardi) (1559).
The Uffizi Museum, Florence, Italy.
http://www.friendsofflorence.org/projects/allori%E2%80%99s-portrait-ortensia-de-bardi-di-montauto-%E2%80%93-uffizi-gallery


Showing that people of African ancestry in Renaissance Europe was not limited to slaves and servants. The Medici examples are a bit debated, as no-one really knows who duke Alessando de’ Medici’s mother was. But already in his life time she was said to be a Moor (North African, or Muslim Spanish). Giulia de’ Medici was Alessandro’s daughter.

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