Kobayakawa Kiyoshi 小早 川清 (1897-1948) painted this Japanese woman. The Japanese artist produced several pictures of women in daily situations. This one shows a woman applying her makeup. It is a very beautiful and graceful scene. The woodblock print isthe second of his ukiyo-e series called:Fashions of the Modern World. Makeup.近代時世粧ノ内 二化粧 . As written in the subtitle of the picture.
Source: Museum of Fine Arts in Boston