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Etching tool

  • Object:

    Etching tool

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    pre 1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel needle padded with a velvet ribbon

  • Credit Line:

    Bequest of Mrs. Eliza Cruikshank

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 99

Physical description

Etching tool, pointed needle with a handle, which is padded with a ruby coloured velvet ribbon.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, made)


pre 1878 (made)


Unknown (made)

Materials and Techniques

Steel needle padded with a velvet ribbon


Length: 11.2 cm, Width: 1.2 cm handle

Descriptive line

Etching tool used by George Cruikshank

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

From departmental notes relating to the Cruikshank Bequest


Steel; Velvet


Prints; Printmaking techniques; Tools & Equipment


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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