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Portrait of an Unknown Black Man

Photo credit: Guernsey Museums and Galleries

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A portrait depicting a black male holding a spear and dressed in classical robes. Ferrari was an Italian painter born in Milan, known for Milanese church interiors, waterscapes, urban landscapes and architectural views. His master was painter Giueseppe Bertini.

Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

St Peter Port




oil on canvas


H 35.2 x W 28.5 cm

Accession number

GUEMG : 2007.1.7

Acquisition method

untraced find, 2007

Work type


Inscription description

A Monsieur Carrey/ Le Caire 1886/ A. Ferrari


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Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UG Channel Islands

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