We know of drawings where Rodin represented his own sculptures. In many cases they are drawings made to record works or in order to assist the printmakers who had to prepare catalog illustrations and not as studies. But the majorities are figure studies that serve the artist as practice in his way of seeing and conceiving of his sculptures. This is precisely the situation with this feminine nude who bends in toward herself describing a soft, seductive curve (characteristics that are accentuated here by the materials used in the drawing). A soft, clear-cut line serves to describe the figure, which is completed with shadows made using a light wash.