作品名: Outdoor Sketch
日付: Ca. 1900 - 1910s.
画題等: "Bijin no Kogai Shasei". A beauty is drawing sketches outdoor. Illustration for a novel in Bungei Kurabu Vol.9, No.9. Kuchi-e (frontispiece illustration) was made for the popular literary magazines largely aimed at the female readers in Meiji-Taisho era. They were published by newly established publishers such as Bungei Kurabu, Shunyodo and Suzando. These publishing companies; among which Chuo-koronsha, Kodansha, Shinchosha still exist; published not only literary subjects but also many different everyday subjects such as cooking, sewing and hobbies as monthly publications.