If you go through various websites, you will find that the Northern Renaissance artist etched, painted, and sketched mostly White people. However, this 1508 portrait titled Head of a Negro (sorry), shows otherwise. As one can see, this realistic portrait shows a man looking off to the side with a calm expression. Since he made this portrait in 1508, we know he drew this in Nuremberg after his travels around Italy. Regarding this artwork, I do have questions.
Who was this man?
How did Durer meet him?
Did he draw this man after encountering him in Italy?
What did Durer think about people of African descent?
Now, I am not fully educated in the state of race relations of Italy and Nuremberg, but I will find out more later.
ETA: Due to real life hindering me, I have not studied more on this. I do plan on it though.