Te Po is the second of ten woodblocks carved by Gauguin to illustrate his manuscript Noa Noa. Gauguin asked Roy to print an edition of 25-30 impressions of each image for the planned deluxe edition of Noa Noa. However, Roy's printing technique, varying the colours and combinations of blocks, created unique impressions rather than a uniform edition. Kornfeld notes that the impressions printed with an orange block (as in the present impression) rather than a brick red block were printed with more care. The fine, delicate printing of the ghostly Tupapau (Spirits of the Dead) and the flickering light cast by the candle in the present impression enhance the exotic atmosphere and the vulnerability of the sleeping figure.
Kornfeld records 14 impressions from the Roy printing as held in public collections and a further ten in private hands.