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Pu-Quà, Fisherman with Scoop

Pu-Quà. A Fisherman with a Scoop. / Un Pêcheur avec une Écope. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). 1799. Inscribed: Pu-Quà. Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley London Sculpt. 13⅝ × 10 in (34.7 × 25.5 cm).

From Lipperheide Le 17. – With explanation sheet in English-French parallel text. – Two sides trimmed within the wide white platemark. – On large strong paper.

“ This plate exhibits a fisherman, who walks into the water, and with his long scoop takes a species of small fish that is found in the mud. ”

Offer no. 14,604 / EUR  158. (c. US$ 183.) + shipping

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