This is a vibrant and humours drawing of a young sailor talking to a glamorous woman. Cadell has expertly depicted the woman?s demure glance with minimal brushstrokes and a hint of red to suggest her lips. Cadell joined the Royal Scots in 1915 and produced a series of drawings like this of army life before leaving for service in France. Twenty of the drawings were published in 1916 in the book `Jack and Tommy?, which was sold to benefit the Red Cross. Their clean lines and flat colours anticipate the style of his painting in the 1920s.