amedeo modigliani(1884-1920), portrait of dr. paul alexandre, 1909. oil on canvas, 100.5 x 81.5 cm. tokyo fuji art museum, japan http://www.fujibi.or.jp/en/our-collection/profile-of-works.html?work_id=1212
General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762-1806) He was the son of a nobleman and a Haitian slave. Educated in France, he rose in the military to be the first black general in the French Army. He fought in Italy and Spain before losing favor with Napoleon for objecting to the reinstitution of slavery.