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. 10¼ × 8⅞ in (26.2 × 22.5 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.

“ Les Chinois ont divers instrumens de l’espece de tambour; mais il n’en est aucun qui admette autant de développemens, d’action et d’attitude grotesque, que le tambourin, instrument sur lequel aucun Européen ne peut les rivaliser. ”

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