Artist: Hirezaki Eiho
Title: Woman in Distress
Date: Ca. 1900.
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A book illustration for the story, "Stepmother, Stepson" by Shunyo Yanagawa. The story was a tear-jerking soap opera about the child custody battle between two mothers. The unfriendly description of the natural mother as a westernized, rich, ego-maniac. The step mother was depicted as a traditional, passive, helpless woman whom everone should sympathize with. In this picture, she was fallen ill in snow outside. She was fortunately rescued by her step son, later.