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Rayner, (Hewitt) Henry (1902-1957)

A self-portrait dated 1938

Drypoint | 28.1 x 19.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 812687

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A disciple of Walter Sickert, Rayner worked in the printmaking technique of drypoint, which involves scratching a design directly into a metal plate. This rapid and spontaneous technique leaves only a shallow groove in the surface of the plate, unlike the deep incision of the engraver's burin or the chemical action of etching, and just a few good impressions are possible.