Pu-Quà, Chinese Fishmonger

Pu-Quà. A Fishmonger. Un Marchand de Poisson. The Chinese street vendor for fish, here slicing a carp into pieces. More of them in a tub besides him. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). 1799. Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 14 × 10⅛ in (35.5 × 25.6 cm).

From Lipperheide Le 17. – With explanation sheet in English + French. – Two sides trimmed within the wide white platemark. – On large strong paper.

“ Fresh-water fish, as carp &c. are sold alive in the streets, and the larger sorts are divided and sliced for the accommodation of those who wish to purchase a very small quantity. ”

Offer no. 14,606 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 179.) + shipping

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Working on China’s Rise
Pu-Quà’s colored Chinese professions

„ vielen Dank für die Information und die Zusendung der Broschüre … Ich sammele seit Jahren Galeriewerke … Mir ist die Seltenheit des ‚Cabinet du roi‘ und auch die ensprechende Qualtät des angebotenen (fantastischen) Bandes bewußt … “

(Herr M. S., 23. Mai 2015)