A monumentally stylized head of a woman. Her head is tilted slighty to the viewer's right. Her eyes, nose, and lips are large and almost mask-like. She appears to be wearing a hat of a modern style. Shading is executed with powerful parallel lines and cross-hatching. The year of the work's execution, 1916, appears in the lower right.
One from a nunber of woodcut prints from the time that he was convalescing after serving in the First World War. "Head of a Woman" also shows the artist's stylistic interest in the art of non-western cultures, especially their treatment of the human figure.