Chikanobu: Drawing of a beauty holding a flower
Artist: Yōshū Chikanobu
Title: Drawing of a beauty holding a flower
Series: True Beauties (Shin Bijin)
Preparatory drawing of a beauty holding a sprig of cherry or plum blossoms. There is under-drawing in red and two areas of pentimenti. There are also indications of pattern and perhaps color on the collar.