Three three-quarter size numbers stick out against a vivid, colorful background. Two women flank a boy, seen from behind. They may be using him as an option, perhaps in between vice, symbolized by the apple, as well as virtue, symbolized by the flowers. This idea ties in with the allegorical personality of many of Gauguin’s Tahitian paints in which suggestions from various cultures are fused with each other. Gauguin utilized the same 2 girls as versions in other paints made around the exact same time, throughout his 2nd duration in Tahiti from 1895-1901.