Pu-Quà, Watchman

Pu-Quà. A Watchman. / Un Homme de Guet. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). 10½ × 9 in (26.8 × 22.7 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.

The municipal watchmen in China had far-reaching rights for controlling persons. With a bamboo cane they mark both the time as their own vigilance. And their lanterns bore the name + district they belong to.

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„ Vielen Dank für Alles, liebe Grüße und schönes Wochenende von der Mosel Herzlichst “

(Frau A. B., 4. April 2003)