Pu-Quà. A Fishmonger. Un Marchand de Poisson. The Chinese street vendor for fish, here slicing a carp into pieces. More of them in a tub besides him. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). 1799. Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 14 × 10⅛ in (35.5 × 25.6 cm).
From Lipperheide Le 17. – With explanation sheet in English + French. – Two sides trimmed within the wide white platemark. – On large strong paper.
“ Fresh-water fish, as carp &c. are sold alive in the streets, and the larger sorts are divided and sliced for the accommodation of those who wish to purchase a very small quantity. ”
Offer no. 14,606 / EUR 148. (c. US$ 161.) + shipping
In great selection :
Working on China’s Rise
Pu-Quà’s colored Chinese professions
“ Thank for the images … Convinced … wrap it up and forward an invoice and I will post you a check .... attached a photo of my Vessel … Look forward to more … Thanks ”
(Mr. M. M., June 13, 2006)