Courtesans were ranked according to their class origin, beauty, talent and charm. Their social refinement and artistic accomplishments separated them from teahouse servers and common prostitutes and elevated them to the status of icons. As a result, they were popular subjects for many print artists. This particular woman was featured in prints by Chokosai Eisho, Utagawa Toyohiro, Chobunsai Eishi, and Kitagawa Utamaro, among others.