watercolour and black chalk on paper on cardboard
44,5 x 60,6 cm (17 1/2 x 23 7/8 in.)
signed and dated lower left
In the present work, Pechstein depicts a reclining young woman dressed in summer clothes, leaning her head on her hands and seemingly lost in thought. Pechstein used pencil and watercolour to capture his model, whom he often portrayed at this time. In fact, it is neither Lotte, his first wife, nor Marta, his second wife, whom he was to meet in Leba in the same year.
On the one hand, the drawing captivates the viewer with its lightness and details, which are only partially indicated with glazed colour. On the other hand, it stands out due to the elaborate areas that exemplify Pechstein's understanding of the human physiognomy and his skill in the use of colour.