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Pu-Quà Chinese Carpenter

Pu-Quà. A Carpenter. / Un Charpentier. The itinerant carpenter. His toolbox containing everything but the saw in his hand serving him together as chair and work-bench, the stick as composing stick. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 10¼ × 8¾ in (26.2 × 22.2 cm).

According to Lipperheide Le 21 after-engraving about 1810 after Dadley’s work of 1799 (Lipperheide Le 17). – In the original direction. – With explanation leaf in French-German parallel text.

“ Cet artisan ambulant porte ses outils, exepté sa scie, dans une boëte posée sur ses épaules. Son bâton lui sert de regle; et quant à sa boëte, il s’en sert alternativement soit comme d’un siege, soit comme d’un établi sur lequel il travaille. ”

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