HOFF, Rayner (1894-1937)
In vain the Christian
[Circa 1934]. Linocut, printed in colours, 190 x 90 mm (image), 220 x 100 mm (sheet), titled in pencil lower left, signed in pencil lower right; a few spots of foxing, else in fine condition.
A rare original linocut by the Sydney modernist, originally issued as the frontispiece for the limited edition book The sculpture of Rayner Hoff (Sydney : Sunnybrook Press, 1934), limited to 100 copies. This example has not been mounted into the book, and the sheet is thus in fine order (when tipped into the book the sheet is often buckled from the glue).
Other examples are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.