Probably an early drawing by Greuze, done under the influence of François Boucher. A drawing of a similar subject, connected to the picture of the Vertu chancelante in Munich, is in the Musée du Louvre (the drawing: E. Munhall, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, exhib. cat., Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum and elsewhere, 1976, no. 77; the picture: A. Brookner, Greuze, The rise and fall of an eighteenth-century phenomenon, Greenwich, 1972, pl. 50). The picture, with an implicit moral message, represents a young girl seated in an attic by an unmade bed and holding a gold pocket watch.