Daughter Miyuki1914 153.0×84.0 cm
Depicts Akizuki Miyuki, the heroine of the Joruri drama, Sho‐utsushi Asagao‐banashi.
Sensing someone approaching while she gazes at a paper fan received from the one she adores, Miyuki glances behind her, hurriedly hiding the fan in her sleeve.
This masterpiece by Shoen Uemura from the Taisho period （1912‐1926） beautifully captures the heroine's charming, innocent look.
Woman Waiting for the Moon to Rise1944 73.0×86.0 cm
The depiction of this woman leaning on a railing has been executed with a simple composition, and what's more this work makes almost miraculous use of the unpainted area and spacious depth that is a feature of Japanese painting. This work is a masterpiece of the mature period of Uemura Shoen, who idealized the dignity of the female form in her work.