Pu-Quà Chinese Female Peasant

Pu-Quà. A Female Peasant. / Une Paysanne. Carrying two tubs with manure at the ends of a bamboo pole over her shoulder to the field. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 12¼ × 9⅞ in (31 × 25 cm).

According to Lipperheide Le 21 after-engraving about 1810 after Dadley’s print of 1799 (Lipperheide Le 17). – With explanation sheet in German-French parallel text. – Partly trimmed to platemark, but unessential for much white plate margin.

“ En été, les filles de la campagne vont nu-pieds, et ne portent qu’un léger vêtement à longues manches. Elles sont obligées de gagner leur malheureuse vie par des travaux aussi pénibles que dégoûtans. ”

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