Mandarin Wearing Summer Clothes
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A man with a short beard is wearing a long gray robe. He is turned three quarters to the right. The man is holding an open fan in his right hand; in his left hand there is a pink handkerchief. The man is wearing brown fabric shoes. On his head there is a rounded cloth hat that is decorated with bristles painted in red. 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 "36" in the upper right corner.