An original graphite drawing by the artist created in 1876, hand-signed with the artist's monogram in brown ink at the lower right. The work has been authenticated by the renowned Camille Pissarro scholar Christopher Lloyd.
Camille Pissarro was one of the most influential members of the French Impressionist movement, and was the only artist to participate in all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions. Emile Zola, the great nineteenth century writer, described Pissarro and his work as follows: "A quick glance at his work is enough to make you understand that the man who created this was a straight, strong person, incapable of dishonesty, and a man who turns art into a pure eternal truth. A fine picture by this artist is an act of an honest man."