- Plant 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
A man is depicted full face. His head is turned to the right. The barefoot man is dressed in knee-length blue pants and a gray and purple shirt with three quarter sleeves. A pale green ribbon and a ball of black thread are attached to the edge of the shirt on the left side. There is a straw hat on the man's head. With his right hand, the man holds a carrying pole on his shoulder. Flat baskets with pots of flowers, shrubs, and bonsai are attached to both sides of the shoulder pole. 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 "41" in the upper right corner.