William Roberts The Diners 1919

Artwork details

William Roberts 1895–1980
The Diners
Date 1919
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1524 x 832 mm
frame: 1590 x 905 x 59 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1959
Not on display

Display caption

This is one of three decorative ‘panels’ commissioned by Rudolph Stulik for the ‘Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel’, which features in The Vorticists at the Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel: Spring, 1915 also on display. All three panels hung in the first floor lobby leading to two private dining rooms, one of which was known as the ‘Vorticist Room’. The other two panels were smaller and were more abstract.The Diners was painted in the autumn of 1919 when Roberts lived in nearby Percy Street. The angular forms and steeply inclined perspective is typical of a number of works executed between 1918 and 1920 in which Roberts was working in a Vorticist idiom. (From the display caption August 2004)

July 2007

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