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A man holds a bamboo carrying pole on his shoulders. On the left side of the carrying pole on a rope hangs a wooden cylindrical vessel with a towel on the spar; a small locker with four drawers hangs on the right side of the shoulder pole. The man is dressed in a long light shirt and dark pants. He wears a straw hat with wide brims. 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 a calligraphic inscription: "Pu-Qua.Canton. Delin.Cah1" made in Indian ink. In the lower right corner there is an inscription: "Dadley.London.Sculpt №5".