Study for [Summer] (Woman's face)

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Study for [Summer] (Woman's face)

Meiji

By Kuroda Seiki (1866-1924)

1892 (Meiji 25)

Charcoal on paper

47.5×31.5

1面

Kuroda planned to submit [Summer], which would depict women gathering in a field, to the Salon exhibition while in France, but was unable to complete it. His surviving studies show his painstaking effort in rendering a group of figures, an important element of Western academic painting.

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