(Rouen 1844 - Paris 1907)
Signed Hy. Somm at the lower right.
208 x 163 mm. (8 1/4 x 6 3/8 in.)
The present sheet may be included among a group of vibrant watercolours by Somm of women in Japanese dress, several of which depict the subject in a nearly identical pose to that of the woman in this drawing.
Another closely comparable watercolour, of similar dimensions, was with Stephen Ongpin Fine Art in 2009 and is today in a private French collection.