Collection

Woman Sewing Stockings

Pu-Qua

  • Woman Sewing Stockings 2
Basic information
ID
Г-IV-5531/3
Author
Pu-Qua
Name
Woman Sewing Stockings
Date of creation
late 17th – early 18th c.
Country
China
Culture
Far East
Technique
etching embossing
Material
Indian ink paper
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
29.3 x 24.4
Information about author
Author
Pu-Qua
Artist's lifetime
1494–1552
Biography
Chinese artist
Object description
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.
Inscriptions
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".