Renoir did many sketches, which was rather unusual for this period. This was a lithograph on paper, and it is very interesting how this work is undated. It could have been in June 1906, when Rodin visited Renoir in studio in Montmartre. To make this print, Renoir drew with a lithographic crayon on a piece of paper that was then transferred to a lithographic stone. The texture of the transfer paper can be seen in the crayon lines, which wouldn't be able to be seen if he had drawn it directly on the stone.