1920s teak sculpture of a walking female figure with long garment holding a handbag in her right hand and a book in her left hand. The monogram of the artist Leendert Verstoep is carved into the basement. The sculpture probably depicts a modern Japanese woman of the time. En profile, the face seems to be Asian. The hairstyle and handbag in the right hand could be Japanese. The dress is similar to that on contemporary drawings and pictures of progressive Japanese women who happily blended modern and traditional clothing styles. L. G. Verstoep (1889-1967) was a Dutch sculptor who made architectural and monumental sculptures. He made such sculptures for example for the town hall of Leiden and luxury department store Bijenkorf in Amsterdam (the equivalent of Selfridges in Londen and currently owned by it). During the 1920s and 1930s he also designed small ceramic sculptures and carved wooden sculptures entirely by hand. This teak sculpture is a fine example of his craftsmanship.