Pu-Quà Chinese Porter

Pu-Quà. A Porter with (expensive) Fire-Wood. / Un Porteur, Portant du Bois a Bruler. Taking a rest at the pole on which he carries two large bundles over the shoulder. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). 1799. Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 13⅝ × 10 in (34.5 × 25.3 cm).

From Lipperheide Le 17. – With explanation sheet in English-French parallel text. – Impression from 1811 on large strong paper. – Three sides trimmed to platemark, but unessential for much white plate margin.

“ The Chinese porters are a very robust race … Chests of tea, bales of silk, boxes of porcelain, the produce of distant provinces, are conveyed to the city of Canton by these men … Wood for fuel is very scarce in China, but the mountains afford great plenty of coal. ”

Offer no. 14,625 / EUR  99. (c. US$ 114.) + shipping

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(Herr W. W., 20. Dezember 2008)