The print is part of an untitled series of courtesans compared to flowers. There are two examples in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (accession numbers 11.14315 and 21.6462) also with no publishers mark. An example in the Honolulu Museum of Art (object number 24515) has the publisher’s mark of Maruya Jinpachi.
Good impression, visible staining and faded colour. Centre creasing, repairs to corners, some foxing. Print is backed onto card. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."