Zorn was superintendent of the Swedish art exhibition at the World's Columbian Exposition, a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893. American collectors subsequently clamored to obtain his lushly painted portraits, genre scenes of European peasants, and delicate etchings. The most popular of his prints feature female nudes and images of working class women. This work has a slightly unsettling quality, as the young woman seems to back away from the viewer in fear or embarrassment.
signed "Zorn" LR