A very vigorous black ink drawing created for transfer - as evidenced by the tiny pinpricks along the ink outlined subjects and the overall application of black charcoal dust used for pouncing and transfer. White bodycolor used to correct outlines and clarify the composition, seen in stark relief to the charcoal ground, heightens the abstracted effect. Other corrected sections with numerous pentimenti - or rethought areas - spread across the composition.
For a detail from another drawing of the same four figures and likely by the same hand see Stuart Cary Welch, Gods Kings and Tigers: the Art of Kotah, New York, 1997 fig.12, pp. 50-53.
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