As with so many of Hodgkin’s prints Souvenir is hard to decipher. Beneath the dots and dabs lies an interior scene. On the left is a figure, elsewhere there is a window and a chest or table. Hodgkin's aim is to translate moments and places into a pictorial language that evokes them, rather than one that records precisely their physical detail.
Unusually this print does not exist in a colour version. Normally Hodgkin begins with the coloured versions and ends with a monochrome one, which he considers to be the clearest manifestation of the image.