The artist made several portraits of Luise Steurwaldt, whom he married at Roehampton on 11 February 1872.
This work is closely related to a larger painting (Frankfurt, Städelsches Kunstinstitut) where the sitter wears the same costume but holds a European fan, rather than the Japanese one shown here. The Frankfurt painting, for which this may be a study, is dated 1873 and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1875.
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