Man Thumping the Tambourine
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A dancing man with a shaved head is depicted full face, with his head turned three quarters to the left. He is dressed in a gray caftan and blue pants tucked into fabric shoes. In his left hand, the man holds a tambourine raised behind his head. 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 "28" in the upper right corner.