Chinese convoy, 1774-1781.

Poison

Chinese convoy, 1774-1781.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Engraving by Poison after a painting by Pierre Sonnerat (1748-1814), showing the litter of an important person being carried by servants. A figure in the foreground is posibly picking up coins thrown from the litter. Illustration from Sonnerat's 'Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781' ('Voyage to the East Indies and China, made by order of the king, from 1774 to 1781'), published in 1782.

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