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Bumpei Usui, Siesta, c. 1929 (1930, Exhibition of the Society of Independent Art)

The “Girl,” created in 1928, depicts a woman wearing a red coat and hat and holding gloves, even though she is indoors, and on the table is a snowy willow in a vase. While Bunpei Usui portrayed aspects of social life interwoven with multiple figures, as seen in “Rooftop Party” and “Summer Afternoon,” these works from the late 1920s focus on a single person, indicating a change in the subject matter of his paintings.