This drawing was made by the artist Thomas Eakins. From looking at the environment around the nude subject, researchers can tell that this was a drawing more than likely drawn in an evening class at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts around 1863-66. During this time period, models had the option to wear a mask if they wished to keep their identity a secret. This drawing was one of the most famous American drawings of the nineteenth century due to the artistic ability to show volume, weight, and bold strokes. The raw texture along with the deep color tones brings out the volume and weight the artist is trying to achieve.