- Disabled Person
- 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 barefoot man is sitting on the ground with his legs spread wide. He is depicted full face with a three quarters turn to the left. His head is turned to the right. The man is wearing short gray pants and a blue shirt with two patches on his left shoulder. A round straw hat is hanging under the man's left armpit. The head is shaved. A thin long braid is falling down from the back of the man’s head. The man is leaning his left palm on a wooden low support. 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 "59" in the upper right corner.