“Flame.” by Uemura Syoen (Japanese 1875-1949) Color painting on silk, H. 190.9 x W. 91.8 cm, (dated 1918) | Tokyo National Museum, Japan |《焔 ほのお》上村松園 (1875-1949 明治8年- 昭和24年) 1 幅, 絹本着色, 縦190.9 x 横91.8 cm 大正7年(1918) | 東京国立博物館 コレクション
Painting by Uemura Shōen (上村 松園, April 23, 1875 - August 27, 1949). Her real name was Uemura Tsune. Shōen was known primarily for her bijinga paintings of beautiful women in the nihonga style, although she also produced numerous works on historical themes and traditional subjects. She was the first woman to receive the Order Of Cultural Merit in Japan in 1948.