Pu-Quà, Chinese Labourer

Pu-Quà. A Labourer. / Un Laboureur. Transporting two of the typically long and very thin bricks needed for construction on his one-wheeled light cart. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 10⅜ × 8¼ in (26.4 × 21 cm).

According to Lipperheide Le 21 after-engraving, here in reverse, about 1810 after Dadley’s work of 1799 (Lipperheide Le 17). – With explanation leaf in French-German parallel text.

Offer no. 14,616 / EUR  145. (c. US$ 168.) + shipping

In great selection :
Working on China’s Rise
Pu-Quà’s colored Chinese professions

„ heute kam ich wieder nach Hause und fand die Bilder vor. Sie sind wohlbehalten angekommen und in einem guten Zustand … Vielen Dank für Ihre Mühe “

(Frau E. K., 24. Juni 2002)