Study in Japanese Costume
Robert Frederick Blum
An advocate for the pastel medium and a leading proponent of japoniste subject matter (employing authentic Japanese costumes and other such details), Robert Blum here combined these interests in a suggestive study of a model wrapped in a voluminous kimono. The freedom with which he described the costume is all the more striking in juxtaposition with the more closely patterned, striated touches he employed in rendering the head.
Pastel on thick paper with a mauve/gray textured ground, mounted to paperboard and attached to a wooden strainer
28 5/16 x 22 3/8 in. (71.9 x 56.8 cm)
frame: 31 1/4 × 25 1/4 × 2 3/8 in. (79.4 × 64.1 × 6 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Henrietta Haller
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Robert Frederick Blum (American, 1857-1903). Study in Japanese Costume, ca. 1890-1892. Pastel on thick paper with a mauve/gray textured ground, mounted to paperboard and attached to a wooden strainer, 28 5/16 x 22 3/8 in. (71.9 x 56.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Henrietta Haller, 11.524 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 11.524_PS2.jpg)
overall, 11.524_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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