Lak se Zrači Povolání ve Způsobech Milování (The Artist Demonstrates Methods of Lovemaking) is a typical early Štika portfolio. He skilfully uses the stock characters from his advertising cartoon repertoire, adds humour and plenty of watercolour, and produces a set of ten drawings ‘je věnována výhradně jen autorovým přátelům’ (dedicated exclusively to the author’s friends).

Most neither need nor have captions, but those that do are Způsob jezdecký (Equestrian mode) and Způsob klavírní (Pianistic mode).

We are very grateful to Hans-Jürgen Döpp for these images; Hans-Jürgen, the compiler of many books on erotic art, curates the Venusberg online gallery and bookshop which you can find here.