Inspired by Japanese prints, Breitner painted at least twelve versions of this girl in a white kimono around 1894. Each time, her pose is different and the kimono is a different colour. Here the embroidered white silk kimono with red trimmed sleeves and orange belt are what draw our attention. The dreamy girl is sixteen-year-old Geesje Kwak, a milliner who regularly modelled for Breitner. Meisje in witte kimono, George Hendrik Breitner, 1894.