Woman with a Pipe
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The woman is depicted full face with a three quarters turn to the left. She is wearing a long pink robe. On top of it, there is a long dark blue ceremonial robe with images of phoenixes, dragons, and clouds "chu" of golden and red colors. She is wearing yellow fabric shoes with high white soles. The hair is gathered up with ribbons into a wide bun. A pendant made of beads is attached to the lower part of the hair-do. In the woman’s left hand there is a pipe on a long shank, while in her right hand, which is lowered, there is a folded fan and a gray handkerchief. 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 "60" in the upper right corner.