The sketch was drawn from life. The young model appears in a relaxed and natural attitude. In this rustic yet elegant study, Joya fully displays his great gift as a draughtsman, employing a confident but measured drawing technique. Places such as New York and Venice may have given Joya his household name, but it is homegrown subjects such as this peasant girl that supplies the romantic in Joya yearning for the indigenously authentic and compelling. By showing rural life as it had once been, he attempted to portray a world of continuity that was vanishing, handmade baskets and all.