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A Chinese woman carrying a baby on her back is feeding her husband who is imprisoned in a circular pillory. Wood engraving, ca. 1850.

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1850
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579741i
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The same subject is depicted in a Chinese version copied in Poussielgue, loc. cit., where the event is described as if seen by M. or Mme. de Bourbalon

Publication/Creation

1850

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving ; image 7.9 x 9.9 cm

Lettering

Chinese punishment of the cangue.

References note

A. Poussielgue, 'Relation d'un voyage de Shang-hai à Moscou … rédigée d'apres les notes de M. de Bourboulon, Ministre de France en Chine, et de Mme. de Bourboulon', Le tour du monde, 1864, deuxieme semestre, p. 67 ("Condamné à la cangue nourri par sa femme. Dessin de Gilbert d'apres une planche chinoise"), and described on p. 66

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Wellcome Library no. 579741i

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