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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 drypoint

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Copper printing plate demonstrating drypoint, depicting a group of cavalry soldiers, a man on one knee surrendering, and a corpse in the foreground, with a small square of hatching in the lower left corner marked to show printing with and without the burr.

Place of Origin

Royal College of Art (made)


ca. 1903 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Copper and drypoint


Height: 20.3 cm, Width: 15.1 cm, Depth: 1.5 mm approx

Descriptive line

Printing plate. Drypoint. Teaching example showing a group of soldiers, with a square demonstrating difference between burr left on plate and rubbed off.

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.





Subjects depicted

Spears; Horses; Soldiers; War


Prints; Tools & Equipment; Printmaking techniques


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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