Signed and dated: E Berman 193. (final number of date has been cut off) On verso: No. 61. On sticker on backing: No 67 / Eugene BERMAN / Venetian Nocturne / The Zwemmer Gallery / 26 Litchfield Street / London W.C.2. On back of cardboard mount: No 61 / AD857
The ewer in this drawing is decorated with cavorting satyrs, lions, and grotesque masks.
The ewer in this drawing is embellished with a riot of satyrs in addition to lions and grotesque masks. Satyrs were followers of Bacchus, making them appropriate for a vessel made to serve wine. The extravagant decoration of the piece was a way for the artist to manifest his skill.
Two nude women looking at viewer, standing 1/4 turn to the left. Left-hand figure has right hand behind head, right elbow in air; she also has "paper-colored" hair. The figure on the right has hands on hips, elbows pointing out; left elbow a half-inch from right side of image. Right-hand figure has black hair. Two lines, center and on the right, suggest a ground/floor.