Although scholars had reservations about the authenticity of this work, the appearance of other works depicting [similar figures#CUADROS_en#10871] have led it to be included in Ribera's catalogue. The subject matter is interesting for its originality, although it is still connected to Ribera's admiration of movement apparent in his most Caravaggesque images. The drawing has been executed using rapid, confident strokes of the pen, accentuating the lighting effects with washes to create a surprising sense of immediacy while rendering the scene in a realistic fashion. The diagonals and foreshortenings give the image a baroque feel. Ribera could have witnessed such as scene in the streets of Naples.