Sketchbook ca. 1898

The drawings in this sketchbook are often quite realistic studies with naked youths, drawn after a live model. Other, more sketch-like studies are clearly associated with the Fountain with Kneeling Youths. Here, however, the young men stand in a circle with straddled legs above a base. Both with the kneeling youths as with the water basin, they have gradually taken on a definitive form. In one of the drawings we can recognise the Man and Woman Kneeling.