Inscribed in pencil at lower edge of window mat: Flint-Ceres' Handmaid 24 Monogram at bottom of console: W.R.F. Inscribed with sepia ink in margin below l.l. corner of image: LXXV; below l.r. corner of image: W Russel Flint; at l.l. corner of sheet: Paper: English 1815 Inscribed with pencil at bottom edge, center: Ceres Handmaid; at l.r. corner of sheet: 92 [92 is encircled] /24891-24
Shridevi stands in a tribhanga pose (with three bends) with her right arm hanging pendant to her side and holding a lotus bud in her left hand. She leans towards the figure of Vishnu in the grouping of three bronzes. She stands on a base consisting of a flat square element topped with a series of five round rings. She wears a decorated lower garment flared out on either side in a pattern. She wears a decorated belt and necklaces, bracelets and armlets, with shoulder loops, earrings and a crown. The jewelry and crown is highlighted with gold paint as is his clothing and the two attributes. She also wears a band across her breasts, a characteristic of Shridevi in groupings with Vishnu and his other consort, Bhudevi.
Two goddesses often flank the god Vishnu. They go by a variety of names, but the most common are Bhudevi and Shridevi. Essentially Bhudevi is the earth goddess and Shridevi represents Lakshmi the goddess of fortune. There are generically rendered, merely holing a flower of various kinds, usually the lotus, but sometimes the blue water lily.
Three bronzes form a group: Vishnu 1978/2.123, Bhudevi 1978/2.132 and Shridevi 1978/2.131
Two nude women looking at viewer, standing 1/4 turn to the left. Left-hand figure has right hand behind head, right elbow in air; she also has "paper-colored" hair. The figure on the right has hands on hips, elbows pointing out; left elbow a half-inch from right side of image. Right-hand figure has black hair. Two lines, center and on the right, suggest a ground/floor.
Figure study of female nude lying on her stomach, from a 3/4 side position of artist. Woman's head is in top left, her torso at lower right of page. Woman's left elbow is crooked, pointing toward viewer. Brown tempera accents the body, while green tempera accents the surface below. Woman's left breast is visible.
Female nude from waist up, as she lies face down, her head turned to the left, and her left elbow propped forward from under her.
A color print depicting groups of women in kimono and men gathered under blossoming trees. The woman to the far right wears a dark kimono with an undistiguishable pattern. The next woman to her left wears a dark kimono with white dots. To her left is a woman wearing a kimono of multiple layers and single colors. She is surrounded by two girls with matching kimono. The final woman to the far left wears similarly colored material, though not as many layers. The man is wearing an outfit of geometric squares.
A group of one woman and two men is depicted in the back to the left while another group is entering the scene behind them. In gront of the large group are two men talking. Two men appear to be looking outside the screens of the building, and to the right of them is a group of three women and one man talking.
A panorama of courtesans and their clients under cherry trees. The woman near the center has the highest rank and is surrounded by her junior to the left and her two child atendants. The simply dressed woman is a maid. The man in the center is present or future client.
To the left is a second group of women led by a slightly lower ranked courtesan. The older woman on the far left is a retired courtesan. The young man on the right is carrying boxes with the name Kazusaya, the name of a popular brothel.