Pu-Quà, Bricklayer

Pu-Quà. A Bricklayer. / Un Maçon de Brique. House construction not different from that in Europe. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 10¼ × 8¾ in (26.2 × 22.3 cm).

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

“ The trowel, the cord, and the way to lay the bricks resemble those in use in Europe … Their bricks are long, broad, and thin and usually have, due to the way they are burnt, a grey-bluish colour … A house of a certain size has a stone base. ”

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