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A man in a long blue robe, light brown quilted skinny pants and fabric shoes is depicted sitting on a long wooden bench. The figure of a man is shown in profile and turned to the left. The man's head is shaved bald. The hair on the back of the head is braided into a long thin braid. The man holds an arrow shaft in front of himself. He is grinding it with a curved knife. The shavings are scattered at the master's feet. There is also a basket with tools and three arrows close to man’s feet. 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 "30" in the upper right corner.