Woman Sewing Stockings
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A woman is depicted sitting on a high bamboo stool at the table and sewing stockings. She is dressed in a long wide robe with wide rolled up sleeves, and a clasp under the neck that goes to the right. She wears wide blue pants tucked into socks (typical of medieval China) and flat shoes. She has smooth hair decorated with flowers and a hairpin. One can see a gold earring in one of the ears and bracelets on the woman's hands. The etching comes from the album "Chinese Customs and National Costumes", which includes 60 images of Chinese people engaged in various activities. Each image is accompanied by an explanation in German; some of them are written in French. In the eighteenth century, artists in Canton (Guangzhou) in southern China created such paintings for Europeans seeking to learn more about China and its people.
In the lower left corner there is an inscription: "Pu-Qua.Canton. Delin Cah1". In the lower right corner there is an inscription: "Dadley.London.Sculpt № 3".