- Pillow Seller
- Date of creation
- late 17th – early 18th c.
- Far East
- etching watercolor embossing
- Indian ink paper
- Dimensions (height x width, cm)
- 29.3 x 24.4
- album sheet
- genre art
- Purchased from a private individual
- Zolochiv Castle (Chinese Palace)
Information about author
The image of a walking man is turned three-quarters to the right with his head turned to the left. The man's head is shaved, the hair on the back of his head is braided in a thin braid. On his face, one can see a thin and long mustache. The man is wearing a blue shirt with rolled up sleeves and short knee-length trousers of dirty purple color. The shirt is girded with a belt. On his left shoulder the man is holding a carrying pole to the edges of which six pillows woven from cane are tied. The pillows are of semi-cylindrical shape. 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 "38" in the upper right corner.