Homage à Stulik

Illustration © The Estate of John David Roberts. Reproduced with the permission of the William Roberts Society. Catalogue information based on the catalogue raisonné by David Cleall. For this and full details of the exhibitions cited, see the links below.

Homage  Stulik

Homage à Stulik (inscribed 'Stulik among the Artists'), 1948
(also dated as 1958 by Gillian Jason Gallery 1990)
Pen, ink and watercolour, 36.2 cm x 26.7 cm

The Austrian chef Rudolph Stulik was the proprietor of the Hôtel de la Tour Eiffel at 1 Percy Street, London W1, a favourite haunt of artists and writers. 'Three of the artists were based more or less on Wyndham Lewis, Augustus John and Roberts himself, the other two were made up' – Tate Gallery 1965 catalogue, p. 29.
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Leicester Galleries (3) 1949, Tate Gallery 1965, Gillian Jason Gallery 1990
N.B. an early working of The Vorticists at the Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel 1961–2, but quite different.

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