Pu-Quà, Blacksmith

Pu-Quà. A Blacksmith. / Un Chaudronnier. With the attributes of his profession over the shoulder. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). 1799. Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 13¾ × 10 in (35 × 25.5 cm).

From Lipperheide Le 17. – With explanation sheet in English-French parallel text. – On especially strong large paper. – Both the lateral margins trimmed under loss of the platemark, but unessential for much white plate margin.

“ The Chinese blacksmith handles his anvil and his portable forge as if it were a nail or some coal dust. ”

Offer no. 14,640 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 171.) + shipping

In great selection :
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Pu-Quà’s colored Chinese professions

„ Hartelijk dank voor de zorgvulige wijze … Voor mij bent u de Mercedes onder de prentenhandelaren! “

(Mijnheer P. E., 24. Januar 2008)