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A barefoot man is depicted sitting across a long low bench. He is shown full face with a three quarters turn to the left. He is wearing gray and brown pants and a blue shirt. His right shoulder and arm are unclothed. The head is shaved. There is a thin braid on the back of his head. The man has a mustache and a short beard. He is leaning on a grinding device with both hands. The device consists of a metal circle with a high pyramid in the center. In front of the man, there is a straw hat lying on the ground, a small shaped straw basket, and a wooden tray with tongs to the right. 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 "55" in the upper right corner.