frame: 50 x 72 1/2 in. ( 127 x 184.2 cm )
Overall: 41 x 62 in. ( 104.1 x 157.5 cm )
Stamp: canvas stencil: "Goupil's/722/Broadway, N.Y."
Oil on canvas painting depicting a large congregation of bears dancing and socializing in a forest clearing; those in the foreground dance to music provided by a group of musicians playing trombones, trumpets, the bass, drums and cymbals on a ledge at left; a group in left foreground eats watermelon and drinks wine from bottles; wine cases at left, a basket of grapes, a grapevine and a covered pewter stein in the lower foreground. Another band plays in the right middleground while more bears arrive, descending a hill at right, some dancing and carrying grape vines and garlands. Foliaged trees provide a backdrop; blue sky visible above.
Enoch G. Megrue
Joseph R. Megrue, 1896
Strangers Club, New York, 1893
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