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With  Old  Diligence  into  the  New  Year

Working  on  China’s  Rise

Colored presentations of professions in stipples by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803) after Pu-Quà from 1799 (the English-French original edition Lipperheide Le 17 in impressions till 1818 and partly trimmed on platemark what is meaningless in regard of the wide white plate margin) and c. 1810 (German-French edition Lipperheide Le 21, sporadically partly trimmed to platemark, too) resp. Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn. Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. Enclosed the respective text sheet with short description in parallel text as before.

Pu-Quà, A Woman EmbroideringPu-Quà, A Porter with Fruit Trees and Flowers

A Lame Beggar. / Un Mendiant Boiteux. 13¾ × 9⅞ in (34.9 × 25.2 cm).

Offer no. 14,621 / sold

– The same from the German edition. 12⅛ × 9⅞ in (30.7 × 25.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,620 / EUR  50. (c. US$ 55.) + shipping

A Beggar with a Snake. / Mendiant avec un Serpent. Around the neck the living snake which he slips head first into his mouth during his presentation, from where a spectator shall draw it out again. 10⅛ × 8⅝ in (25.7 × 22 cm).

Offer no. 14,628 / sold

A Blacksmith. / Forgeron. With the attributes of his profession over the shoulder. 13¾ × 10 in (35 × 25.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,640 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 161.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 9⅞ × 8 in (25.1 × 20.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,639 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 161.) + shipping

A Bonzee begging Alms. / Un Bonze demandant l’Aumone. A priest of the god Fò. 13¾ × 9⅞ in (35 × 25.2 cm). – On strong Whatman paper of 1794.

Offer no. 14,599 / sold

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 8⅞ in (26.5 × 22.4 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,598 / EUR  68. (c. US$ 74.) + shipping

A Boy with Vegetables. / Un Garçon portant des Légumes. Offering herbs and vegetables in two baskets carried at the pole over the shoulder. 12⅛ × 9¾ in (30.9 × 24.8 cm).

Offer no. 14,619 / sold

A Bricklayer. / Un Maçon de Brique. House construction not different from that in Europe. 10¼ × 8¾ in (26.2 × 22.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,647 / EUR  199. (c. US$ 217.) + shipping

A Carpenter. / Un Charpentier. The itinerant handicraftsman. His toolbox containing everything but the saw in his hand serving him together as chair and work-bench, the stick as composing stick. 13¾ × 10 in (34.8 × 25.3 cm)10¼ × 8¾ in (26.2 × 22.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,600 / EUR  178. (c. US$ 194.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10¼ × 8¾ in (26.2 × 22.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,601 / EUR  178. (c. US$ 194.) + shipping

Pu-Quà, A Frog-CatcherPu-Quà, A Porter with Fire-Wood

An Equilibrist. / Faiseur de Tours d’Equilibre. Showing his arts. 11⅜ × 8⅞ in (28.8 × 22.4 cm). – The text leaf with small hole, the image leaf only quite minimally foxing. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,602 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 129.) + shipping

A Fisherman. / Pecheur. With a screen-like fishing device + basket on the way to work. 13¾ × 10 in (35 × 25.3 cm).

Offer no. 14,607 / sold

A Fisherman with a Scoop. / Un Pêcheur avec une Écope. With which he catches a sort of small fish in the mud. 13⅝ × 10 in (34.7 × 25.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,604 / EUR  158. (c. US$ 172.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 9⅞ × 8 in (25.1 × 20.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,603 / EUR  158. (c. US$ 172.) + shipping

A Fishmonger. / Un Marchand de Poisson. Street vendor, here slicing a carp into pieces. More of them in a tub besides him. 14 × 10⅛ in (35.5 × 25.6 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,606 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 161.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10¼ × 8⅝ in (26 × 22 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,605 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 161.) + shipping

A Flute-Seller. / Un Marchand de Flûte. He carries his wares in a double bag over his right shoulder while he plays one himself to attract customers. 13¾ × 10 in (34.8 × 25.4 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,609 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 129.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10¼ × 9 in (26.1 × 22.7 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,608 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 129.) + shipping

Pu-Quà, Serpent-CatcherEquilibristPu-Quà, Tinker

A Frog-Catcher. / Un Pecheur de Grenouilles. By means of fire carried in a wire net. 13¾ × 10 in (35 × 25.3 cm).

Offer no. 14,611 / sold

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 8⅞ in (26.4 × 22.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,612 / EUR  75. (c. US$ 82.) + shipping

A Labourer. / Un Laboureur. Transporting two of the typically long and very thin stones needed for construction on his one-wheeled light cart. 13¾ × 10 in (34.9 × 25.4 cm).

Offer no. 14,617 / sold

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 8¼ in (26.4 × 21 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,616 / EUR  145. (c. US$ 158.) + shipping

A Lantern Painter. / Peintre de Lanternes. Doing just this. 10¼ × 8⅜ in (26.1 × 21.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 15,800 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 161.) + shipping

A Man striking a Small Gong during an Eclipse. / Homme frappant sur une petite Gongue pendant une èclipse. 10¼ × 8⅝ in (26 × 22 cm).

Offer no. 14,650 / sold

An Old Man polishing Crystals. / Un Vieillard polissant des Crysteaux. From which eye glasses, buttons, and seals are made. 12 × 9⅝ in (30.5 × 24.5 cm).

Offer no. 14,627 / sold

A Female Peasant. / Une Paysanne. Carrying two tubs with manure at the ends of a bamboo pole over her shoulder to the field. 12¼ × 9⅞ in (31 × 25 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,597 / EUR  68. (c. US$ 74.) + shipping

A Pedler (sic!) / Colporteur. The haberdasher displaying handkerchiefs, garters, fans, pockets, tobacco-pouches, belts, ribbons, laces, dish towels etc. upon a bamboo frame “of a very simple but well-invented construction”. 14 × 10 in (35.5 × 25.5 cm).

Offer no. 14,633 / sold

Pu-Quà, A CarpenterPu-Quà, A BricklayerPu-Quà, A Viper-Seller

A Pillow-Seller. / Un Marchand d’Oreillers. Carrying the cushions woven from reed at a pole over his shoulder and looking for customers. 10⅜ × 9 in (26.4 × 22.9 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,613 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 161.) + shipping

A Pork-Butcher. / Un Boucher, Vendeur de Cochon. Hacking the meat. 13¾ × 9⅞ in (35 × 25 cm).

Offer no. 14,634 / sold

A Porter with (expensive) Fire-Wood. / Un Porteur, Portant du Bois a Bruler. Taking a rest at the pole on which he carries two large bundles over the shoulder. 13⅝ × 10 in (34.5 × 25.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,625 / EUR  99. (c. US$ 108.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10¼ × 8¾ in (26.1 × 22.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,624 / EUR  99. (c. US$ 108.) + shipping

A Porter with Fruit Trees and Flowers. / Porteur de Fleurs et d’Arbres Fruitiers. 14 × 10 in (35.7 × 25.4 cm).

Offer no. 14,623 / sold

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 8⅜ in (26.3 × 21.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,622 / EUR  128. (c. US$ 140.) + shipping

A Serpent-Catcher. / Un Preneur des Serpens. Demonstrating his technique. 13¾ × 10 in (35 × 25.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,638 / EUR  69. (c. US$ 75.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 8⅜ in (26.3 × 21.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,637 / EUR  69. (c. US$ 75.) + shipping

A Soldier. / Un Soldat. In his undress – for he “never wears his full uniform but when he is upon particular duty” – during shooting practice. 14 × 9⅞ in (35.4 × 25.2 cm).

Offer no. 14,642 / sold

– The same from the German edition. 12 × 9⅞ in (30.6 × 25 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,641 / EUR  75. (c. US$ 82.) + shipping

A Stone-Hewer. / Un Tailleur de Pierres. At work, below a screen preventing chippings harming passers-by. 13¾ × 10 in (35 × 25.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,644 / EUR  158. (c. US$ 172.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 9 in (26.4 × 22.7 cm). – Weakly foxing. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,643 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 161.) + shipping

Pu-Quà, A TambourinerPu-Quà, A Pillow-SellerPu-Quà, A Flute-Seller

A Tambouriner. / Joueur de Tambourin. No European equals the Chinese in this play. 14 × 10 in (35.5 × 25.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 15,799 / EUR  128. (c. US$ 140.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10¼ × 8⅞ in (26.2 × 22.5 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,615 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 129.) + shipping

A Tinker. / Un Chaudronnier. With portable forge, working at the fire. 10¼ × 8¾ in (26 × 22.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,618 / EUR  178. (c. US$ 194.) + shipping

A Traveller. / Voyageur. On foot. His dress shows he is mourning for a deceased. 10⅜ × 8¼ in (26.4 × 21.1 cm).

Offer no. 14,636 / sold

– The same from the German edition. 10⅛ × 8⅝ in (25.7 × 22 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,635 / EUR  75. (c. US$ 82.) + shipping

Pu-Quà, A TravellerChinese Lantern SellerPu-Quà, A Watchman

A Viper-Seller. / Un Marchand de Viperes. At the pole carried over the shoulder the different cases hang. 13½ × 10 in (34.2 × 25.3 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,632 / EUR  158. (c. US$ 172.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 8⅜ in (26.3 × 21.2 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,631 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 161.) + shipping

A Watchman. / Un Homme de Guet. With far-reaching rights for controlling persons. With a bamboo cane they mark both the time as their own vigilance. And their lanterns the name + district they belong to. 13⅝ × 10 in (34.5 × 25.5 cm).

Offer no. 14,630 / sold

– The same from the German edition. 10½ × 9 in (26.8 × 22.7 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,629 / EUR  98. (c. US$ 107.) + shipping

A Chinese Woman. / Femme Chinoise. Lady of standing in her dress with fan or parasol. 10¼ × 8¾ in (26.2 × 22.3 cm).

Offer no. 14,610 / sold

A Woman Embroidering. / Une Brodeuse. Working in front of a bamboo frame. 13⅝ × 10 in (34.7 × 25.5 cm). – In the text further on the invention of silk weaving. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,646 / EUR  189. (c. US$ 206.) + shipping

– The same from the German edition. 10⅜ × 8¼ in (26.4 × 21.1 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,645 / EUR  189. (c. US$ 206.) + shipping

Pu-Quà, A BlacksmithPu-Quà, A Lantern Painter


The Chinese Lantern-Seller with the attributes of his profession. Colored aquatint by William Alexander for J. Murray. 1814. 9⅜ × 6⅝ in (23.8 × 16.7 cm). – On Whatman paper of 1812. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,648 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 129.) + shipping

The Chinese Betel Vendor with the attributes of his profession. Colored aquatint by Alexander as above. 1814. 6⅝ × 9⅜ in (16.7 × 23.8 cm). – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,971 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 129.) + shipping

Planting of the Young Rice

Rice, Planting of the Young. The rice peasants at work. In the background water-rich mountainous landscape. Lithograph. C. 1840. 15 x 18 cm. – BILDER-ATLAS FÜR K. & F., IV. Sect., Products, pl. 19.

Offer no. 12,107 / EUR  76. (c. US$ 83.) + shipping

Rice, The Sifting and Milling of the. The rice peasants at work. In the background nice landscape scenery with mountains as well as water sailed by ships. Lithograph. C. 1840. 15 x 18 cm. – Pl. 20 of the set.

Offer no. 12,106 / EUR  76. (c. US$ 83.) + shipping


„ … Toll, die Verbindung der Kunst mit berühmten Männern der Geschichte. Dazu die qualitative Aufmachung … “

(Frau U. K., 2. Januar 2010)