LAWRENCE, DAVID HERBERT (1885-1930, novelist and poet)
PORTRAIT BY HENRY RAYNER (1902-1957), pen and ink, head and shoulders, signed by Rayner and inscribed in another hand 'D.H. Lawrence 1929', 10½ x 8 in(26.6 x 20.3 cm).
Henry Rayner, painter and etcher, was an Australian who worked in Australia and New Zealand before studying at the Royal Academy. He became a good friend of Walter Sickert of whom he etched portraits. He was badly injured in the Blitz and became reclusive later in life. Augustus John admired his drypoints. His work is represented in the National Portrait Gallery (Sickert and King George VI), in the Royal Collection and the Ashmolean Museum. See Sickert in this catalogue.