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Printing plate

  • Place of origin:

    Royal College of Art (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Copper and engraving

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EDUC, shelf 9, box G

Physical description

Copper printing plate demonstrating pure line engraving. The lines have first been marked lightly on the plate using a drypoint needle and then part of the design has been cut with a burin. Partially completed engraving of a coat of arms with lion and acantus surround. The left part is sketched lightly using a drypoint needle.

Place of Origin

Royal College of Art (made)


ca. 1903 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Copper and engraving


Height: 20.3 cm, Width: 14.7 cm, Depth: 1 mm approx

Descriptive line

Printint plate. Engraving and drypoint. Teaching example. Ornamental design, lighter parts marked with a design in drypoint reading for engraving, 20th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum. Catalogue of the loan exhibition of British engraving and etching held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, 1903. London: H.M.S.O, 1903. p. 134

Production Note

Part of a collection of printmaking materials prepared in the Engraving School of the Royal College of Art by the Assistant Teacher C. M. Pott, under the direction of Frank Short for the Loan Exhibition of British Engraving and Etching held at the V&A in 1903.


Copper; Paper


Engraving; Drypoint

Subjects depicted

Acanthus; Coat of arms; Lion


Prints; Tools & Equipment; Printmaking techniques


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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