Drawing executed in charcoal and white chalk on blue paper, representing a naked woman standing three-quarters back. Cloth on her left arm suggests that our model is or getting undress, or at the contrary that she is getting dressed.
This work demonstrates the technical mastery of the artist that skillfully plays with chiaroscuro. The modeling of the body, made with the classic combination of charcoal and chalk heightened with white, is further enhanced by the dark blue paper. This graphical technique that wraps the body of a lunar light, is evocative of the drawings of Pierre-Paul Prud'hon. The model meanwhile, with round and solid shapes, immediately evokes the Rubenian female body. The admiration Louis Anquetin dedicated to Flemish master is here very noticeable.
The sheet is signed lower left.