- 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. He is turned three quarters to the right. The man is dressed in a short purple robe, black vest, and blue pants tucked into cloth green boots with purple galoshes. On the man's head there is a flat round black and blue hat with a brown fur strand on the top. In his left hand, the man holds a raised vertical pole, to which four fur skins and two hats are tied. On his right hand, the man holds five brown fur skins. A gray fur skin is tied to the man's belt on the left side. 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 "48" in the upper right corner.