Woodcut Portrait of W.B. Yeats. Limited Edition of 100 copies, Signed by Kernoff. Edinburgh: K.D. Duval, 1964. Woodcut on single leaf, mounted & framed. Harry Kernoff (1900-74), the Irish artist of London/Russian extraction, is primarily remembered for his sympathetic interest in Dublin and its people. He depicted street and pub scenes, as well as Dublin landmarks with sympathy and understanding. This is particularly evident in his woodcuts. The woodcut is the oldest printing technique and involves cutting a relief out of a block of wood. This block works as a negative. the untouched areas stand out and will be coloured black while the cut-out gaps in the block will appear as white areas on paper.