Seen frontally is a building along a canal. In front of the facade is a brick or cobble pavement; steps lead up to a triple doorway entrance while laundry and windows complete the second story. To either side of the central steps are doorways that lead down. In each of the doorways and on the pavement are grouped figures of women and children. The lower portion of the print shows the reflections of the building and figures.
According to the Glasgow catalogue raisonné, "The shop front of No. 148 Lijnbaansgracht, near the corner of Laurierstraat and Lijnbaansgracht, in the city of Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. 7 Beatrice Whistler called it the 'Royen Gracht'. "
Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.l.: 17. Inscribed in pencil, verso both u.l. and center: p-546 Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.l.: #1 Stamped and numbered and dated in pencil, verso, l.r.: Walker Evans XIV 81 c.1934 (numbers in boxes: see object file accession sheet for clarification)
A black rectangular base with gears on top, spray painted black. A red wooden pole is sticking out of the center of the base and is holding up a red base with additional gears and a bright red ball on top. There are also multiple rubber belts on the bottom and top areas.
Inscribed: A rough sketch in S. Zeno Verona / Looking down into the Crypt / below East End of Church Upper r. sketch inscribed: A Bit in the Crypt below./ Distance between/ columns 10ft. / Height to top of / Capital 9'10"