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Pu-Quà Bonzee

Pu-Quà. A Bonzee begging Alms. / Un Bonze demandant l’Aumône. A priest of the god Fò. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Canton, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 10⅜ × 8⅞ in (26.5 × 22.4 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. – Impression on strong Whatman paper of 1794. – Left lateral margin trimmed to platemark, but unessential for much white plate margin.

“ The bonzees go from door to door, chanting a sort of hymn, which they accompany with gentle taps upon a hollow piece of wood, formed somewhat like a pear … A painted board is tied upon their back, bearing characters which denote their sect, and the temple to which they are attached. ”

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