Item #29683 Drypoint etching of a ballet dancer. BALLET - 20th Century, Henry RAYNER.
[BALLET - 20th Century] RAYNER, Henry 1902-1957

Drypoint etching of a ballet dancer.


Image size 200 x 174 mm., sheet size 284 x 217 mm. Signed in the stone ("H. Rayner" and with monogram); also signed in pencil below platemark at lower right, with "copyright 1940" in pencil to lower right margin. Printed in olive green-toned ink on wove paper.

An Australian artist who studied and worked in Britain, Rayner was a student of Walter Sickert at the Royal Academy and a friend of Augustus John.

"Henry Rayner's single-minded devotion to the drypoint technique created what is almost certainly the largest body of drypoint work of any mid-20th century artist... Rayner typically took 15 or fewer impressions from each plate... It has taken nearly 70 years for Henry Rayner's drypoint work to begin attracting serious interest among collectors." Roger Stanton, Hewitt Henry Rayner website.

Item #29683

Price: $185.00  other currencies

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