Pu-Quà. A Woman Embroidering. / Une Brodeuse. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). 1799. Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 13⅝ × 10 in (34.7 × 25.5 cm).
From Lipperheide Le 17. – With explanation sheet in English-French parallel text. – Impression from 1818 on large strong Whatman paper. – Three sides trimmed to platemark, but unessential for much white plate margin.
“ This woman is seated at a bamboo-frame … They have a method of embossing upon satin, silk, and velvet; working flowers and fantastic figures in twisted threads, separately, and in various stitches, and then sewing them upon the groundwork. ” – Further on the invention of silk weaving.
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