The drawing is on Strathmore "Fiesta" paper with mulberry colored deckle edges. According to extant sample booklets, the sheet's approximately 20 x 26 inch dimensions are the result of a horizontal, center cut to an originally sized 26 x 40 inch sheet, which would have had colored deckles on its top and bottom edges. It is one of ten known drawings by Gorky on this type of support.
Verso, in pencil, lower left [not in artist's hand]: JL; upper right: ↑ Top; lower right: 20 x 31 / 19 1/2 [line] 5 1/2 x 20 1/4 [line] 5 3/4; [illegible] 125
The verso inscription information and marking are known from a photograph provided by Christie's, New York.