The present drawing is a study for the painting A Nymph of the Stream, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1907, no. 129. Minor changes were made to the painting after its exhibition, such as the inclusion of a cow-parsley plant behind the nude's back, additional torrents in the far distance and more foliage on the over-hanging tree. The title The Nymph of the Stream may also be a later invention, as there is little to suggest that she is a water-nymph, one of the immortal spirits of nature.
The present drawing clearly demonstrates Poynter's recognised skill in depicting the nude.