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Tint tool

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)
    Roberts, Percy (owner)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, brass and steel, printmaking tool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Percy Roberts, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case V, shelf 21

Physical description

Wood-engraver's tint tool used for skies and architecture.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


late 19th century (made)


Unknown (maker)
Roberts, Percy (owner)

Materials and Techniques

Wood, brass and steel, printmaking tool


Length: 11.5 cm

Object history note

Owned and used by Percy Roberts (fl.1866-1883). The number (between 1 and 24) written on the side of the tool corresponds to a numbered square on a demonstration block (E.365-1915) provided by the artist to show effects of different tools.

Descriptive line

Tint tool used by Percy Roberts (active 1866-1883) for woodengraving.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1915, London: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1916.


Wood; Steel; Brass


Tools & Equipment; Printmaking techniques; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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