A man with a moustache and in a cap is sesated before a work bench. He is seen facing towards the right; behind him to the left is a stsanding woman in an apron, resting her chin on her right hand as she leans against a low wall dividing the room she shares with the man. Behind both figures is what appears to be a domestic interior with counter, bowls, etc.
Whistler's work in lithography dropped off sharply after Beatrix's death; this work was probably drawn shortly after the rupture with Thomas Way and his son. The lifetime impressions were printed by Lemercier in Paris; Rosalind Birnie Philip authorized a posthumous printing by Frederick Goulding in 1904.