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Raymond Ray-Jones

  1886 – 1942
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Self-portrait wearing a Hat sold

Self-portrait wearing a Hat   1915-21

Original etching.

Raymond Ray-Jones’s masterpiece. Etched in 1915 and completed by 1921, depicting the artist in his late twenties,
this plate is a tour de force of etching technique and is considered to be
one of the great masterworks of the British Etching Revival.



After seven years working in the drawing office of the National Gas & Oil Co. Ltd. in his native Ashton-under-Lyme, Raymond Jones won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London in 1907. He studied the techniques of printmaking under Frank Short and painting with Professor Gerald Moira. In 1911, he moved to the Académie Julian in Paris and in 1913 he changed his name to Raymond Ray-Jones, partly for commercial reasons. He became an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (R.E.) in 1914, subsequently becoming a fellow in 1926. Raymond Ray-Jones exhibited annually at both the Royal Academy and the R.E. throughout the First World War.