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Artist name:Elizabeth Keith (1887-1956)

Chinese modern young lady
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Signed:Elizabeth Keith
Publisher:Watanabe Shōzaburō
Date:c. 1934
Reference:Adventurous Artists (Spring 2017), cat. 31
Description: Keith most likely made this portrait of a Chinese modern young lady (modeng xiaojie) while she visited Beijing and Soochow with her sister during the early 1930s. Like the Japanese modern girl (moga), Chinese modern women wore their hair short and permed.


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