Yoshu Chikanobu True Beauties

Yoshu Chikanobu, 1838-1912

Head Scarf- Preparatory Drawing for unpublished design from the series 'True Beauties' (Shin bijin)

sumi ink on paper, unsigned, with paper slips correcting details on the folds of the hood behind her neck and the curve of the tip of her nose, with notations for color and design details at the hood, collar, a-?-ki, and sleeve, kuro (black), ca. 1897

14 5/8 by 10 3/4 in., 37.2 by 27.2 cm

Based on the scale of the bust portrait this appears to be a preliminary drawing for an unpublished design intended for Chikanobu's 1897 True Beauties (Shin Bijin) series.
(inv. no. C-1786)



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