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The figure of a man is depicted in profile with a turn to the left. The man is shown leaning over a low table on which a pork leg and loin are lying. The man supports the pig's leg with his left hand and makes an incision with a wide knife with his right hand. The man is wearing a gray and blue shirt with long sleeves, two aprons, and wide straight ankle-length trousers. On his head, he is wearing a brown felt hat with a lapel, from under which a long thin braid is falling down to the waist. The man is standing barefoot. Behind the man, there is a round wicker basket with pieces of meat and a ball of thread on the lid. 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'' made in Indian ink. In the lower right corner, there is an inscription "Dadley.London.Sculpt". There is a number "8" in the upper right corner.