The subject of Dix’s drawing stands as haughty and regal as a classical goddess. Yet the “beautiful Mally,” as Dix’s brutally ironic inscription reads, is no divinity. Rather, she is an aging prostitute still plying her trade. Here, he relishes in detailing every aspect of her body, from the girlish bowties on her stockings and high heels to her mature, rounded hips and breasts. Nudes like Mally were a key part in the development of Dix’s socially critical, veristic style.