Pu-Quà, Tambouriner

Pu-Quà. A Tambouriner. / Joueur de Tambourin. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley. London. Sculpt. 14 × 10 in (35.5 × 25.5 cm).

From Lipperheide Le 17. – With explanation sheet in English-French parallel text. – Except for the lower margin trimmed to platemark, but unessential for much white plate margin.

“ The Chinese have various instruments of the drum kind; but there is none which admits so much display of action and of antic as the tambourin, wherein they are not rivalled by any performers in Europe. ”

Offer no. 15,799 / EUR  128. (c. US$ 148.) + shipping

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