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The lithographic image, printed in soft grey tones, is set into a thin, square border, centred on the page. It depicts a naked male child sitting on a blanketed bale of hay on the left side of the image. He looks towards a rooster on his right who looks back at him; both are in profile. The child holds a wicker basket of fruit, which he has spilled. The fruits spill out onto the hay bale in the foreground. The child and rooster are set against a dark background dappled with white lines, suggestive of a pond or water of some kind.