Loader with Trolley
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The figure of a young, bald-headed man is shown in profile, turning to the right. The man is dressed in a short dressing gown and short knee-length grey trousers. Attached to his back is a straw hat with a conical top. The man is depicted barefoot. The loader is pushing a single-wheel cart with long wooden handles in front of him, on top of which two wooden planks are lying crosswise. The etching comes from the album "Customs and National Costumes of the Chinese," which includes 60 images of Chinese people engaged in various activities. Each image is accompanied by an explanation in German and some in French. In the 18th century, artists in Canton (Guangzhou) in southern China created these paintings for Europeans eager to learn more about China and its people.
In the lower left corner there is a calligraphic inscription: "Pu-Qua.Canton. Delin." made in Indian ink. In the lower right corner there is an inscription: "Dadley.London.Sculpt". In the top right corner – number "22".