You know what’s funny? I think a lot of people view these images as interesting because they’re “unrealistic” or specifically because they feature men of color, anachronistic. I do like them, but I just wanted to add something….
For each of these implied anachronisms, there is a real painting of a real Man of Color from European Art History. (The text for each image is a link to learn more!)
A French Gentleman, c. 1800
Toussaint L’Ouverture, c. 1790s
Alexander Pushkin, 1899
Portrait of Général Thomas Alexandre Dumas (father of author Alexandre Dumas)
Raden Syarif Bustaman Saleh, Javanese Aristocrat and Artist in the Netherlands, 1840
Olaudah Equiano, c. 1840s
Abram Petrovich Gannibal, c. 1690s
Chevalier de Saint-Georges, c. 1780s
Ira Aldridge, Victorian Actor, c. 1840
János Bihari, Composer, c. 1840
The Postillion of Erddig House, 1730
Jack Black of Ystumllyn, Wales, 1754
A Young Eastern European Man c. 1750:
P.S. my favorite from the OP is will.i.am!!!