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A woman is depicted full face. She is turned three quarters to the left. She is dressed in a blue robe and a knee-length brown skirt. The depicted woman is barefoot. The hair on her head is gathered up into a bun above her neck and decorated with a pink ribbon. With both hands, the woman holds a carrying pole on her shoulders. On each end of the shoulder pole there are wooden buckets covered with lids. A wooden pole is placed into the lid of the bucket, which is to the right of the woman. 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 "52" in the upper right corner.