Pu-Quà, Viper-Seller

Pu-Quà. A Viper-Seller. / Un Marchand de Viperes. At the pole carried over the shoulder the different cases hang. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). 1799. Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Canton, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 13½ × 10 in (34.2 × 25.3 cm).

From Lipperheide Le 17. – With explanation sheet in English-French parallel text. – Impression from 1818 on large strong Whatman paper. The text sheet with the year 1811. – Two sides trimmed to platemark, but unessential for much white plate margin.

“ There are many different kinds of serpents which the Chinese take medicinally, or for food … The characters on the small board carried by the figure in this plate are highly recommendatory of the virtues of the reptiles beneath. ”

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