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The man is depicted in profile with a turn to the left. His left leg is put forward. He is wearing a long blue shirt with a short white jacket with sleeves to the elbows on top of it. There is a red edging on the sleeves and on the bottom of the jacket. On the back of the jacket, there is a red circle with a black hieroglyph in the center. Dark trousers are tucked in white leg warmers. On his feet, there are black fabric shoes with yellow turned up toes. The man is wearing a red hat with a black brim. A black thin braid to the waist can be seen from under the hat. 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 "58" in the upper right corner.