Pu-Quà. A Fisherman with a Scoop, with which he catches a sort of small fish in the mud. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). Inscribed: Pu-Quà. Cantòn. Delin. / Dadley. London. Sculpt. 9⅞ × 8 in (25.1 × 20.3 cm).
According to Lipperheide Le 21 after-engraving about 1810 after Dadley’s print of 1799 (Lipperheide Le 17). – With explanation sheet in German + French. – On buff wide-margined paper.
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