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The bearded man is depicted at his full height. He is turned three quarters to the right. He is dressed in a light green shirt with two pink patches and pink knee-length pants. The man is barefoot. A shirt is girded with a belt that is tied in the form of a bow underneath a man’s prominent belly. He is wearing a straw conical hat on his head. There is a carrying pole on the blacksmith's left shoulder. In the basket on the left end of the shoulder pole, there is a metal bellow and a hammer; on the right end there is a hanging anvil. 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 "44" in the upper right corner.