The Policeman's Ball, 1926

Artist:Frederic Stanley
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 26" x 40"
Original Use:Cover for a Vaudeville Policeman's Ball Loew's Theatre Program
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view of oil painting
Above: The artist's signature lower left
Above: Detail

A dazzling, large oil on canvas painting by frequent The Saturday Evening Post cover artist Frederic Stanley. This wild prohibition-era, Charleston-dancing, Roaring Twenties flapper girl celebrates a Loew's Theatre New York Policeman's Ball Burlesque show. This is a wonderfully rendered artwork and a piece of New York history originally owned by Eve Green, the first wife of hotel magnate Harry Helmsley. Created for the cover of the program associated with this 1926 review, this important work showcases the 1920s jazz-age aesthetic of Manhattan's bustling Vaudeville/Burlesque social scene.

Above: Detail
Above: Verso view of old canvas and pine stretchers

Work is nicely framed in a stepped wood art deco aesthetic new gallery frame.

Above: Framed view
Above: Frame profile


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