Portrait Painting of a Western Woman

Detail

size 22 x 15 inches

painting on silk
detail
Meiji period around 1900

detail

These painting on silk must have been painted by an artist
with a Western style art education.
Probably made in Yokohama .
Perhaps the lady had made her portrait painting on a visit to Japan.
It were prepaint paintings with only the portraitface painted later on. Also it is possible the they copied a western lithograph portrait of the lady in this painting, because the portrait resembles the style of French Japonisme lithographs made at the end of the 19th century in France.
See also the portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Walker

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