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Engraving tool

  • Object:

    Engraving tool

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    pre 1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel needle with a wooden handle

  • Credit Line:

    Bequest of Mrs. Eliza Cruikshank

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Engraving tool with a slightly chipped wooden handle

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, made)


pre 1878 (made)


Unknown (made)

Materials and Techniques

Steel needle with a wooden handle

Marks and inscriptions

Inscription on needle


Length: 10.5 cm, Width: 2.5 cm handle, Length: 7.2 cm needle

Descriptive line

Engraving tool used by George Cruikshank

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

From departmental notes relating to the Cruikshank Bequest


Steel; Wood


Tools & Equipment; Printmaking techniques


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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