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A man with a mustache is depicted sitting on a low folding chair. He is shown full face and turned three quarters to the right. The man is wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt, gray short pants, and fabric shoes. The man's head is shaved and twined around with a thin braid. The man is sewing a fabric shoe. There is a hammer and two spools of thread on the table next to the man. At his feet, there is a stack of soles and ready-made shoes. 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 "32" in the upper right corner.