This scene may have been depicted from a national treasure “Hikone Byobu six panel folding screen”. The screen has been collected by the Hikone castle museum located in Shiga prefecture in Japan. The screen has been very well known for not only the quality but also as a representative masterpiece depicting the custom of the early Edo period showing early-modern Japanese history. In this painting depicts a young robust courtesan with her western puppy. Her kimono is decorated with a special tie-dyed pattern called kanoko shibori, which literally means "fawn spot tie-dyeing" rimmed with crystal form of snow. The pattern was very popular at the time. Painted on paper with ink and pigments. This interesting painting has not been mounted. There are some loss of pigments and marks due to its great age.
Painting: 8 7/8” x 22 1/2” (22.5cm x 57.0cm)