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A man is depicted full face with a three quarters turn to the left. He is shown sitting with crossed legs on two bricks. He is dressed in a dark brown shirt, light brown pants, and brown fabric shoes. The man's head is shaved and twined around with a thin braid. The man is soldering the edge of the can with a soldering tool, holding it over the brazier. In the foreground, in front of the man there are two soldering tools and two semicircular sheets of tin. In the background, there is a tin cylindrical blank for a can, bottoms, and three tin cans. 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 "53" in the upper right corner.