the painting was commissioned by the merchant Moritz G. Melchior, Bloch's friend and major supporter who is included in the background of the painting. He is sitting at a table talking with his friends. The two figures sitting beside him are depicted, the figure turning his back to the viewers is the painter himself.
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 148.5 cm × 177.5 cm (58.5 in × 69.9 in)