The inscription on (1) can be translated as 'Man thinks that he can hold back time, but it is time that draws him on.' Ulf Cederlöf, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, dates this drawing to 1782, and compares it to a drawing of Giuocatori del pallone in Stockholm (inv. no. NMH 712/1875), J. Andersen, U. Cederlöf and M. Olavsson, Sergel, exhib. cat., Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, 1990, no. 40.