A cigar-shaped roll of paper or soft leather, pointed at each end, used to rub charcoal or chalk drawings to give a delicate blending of tones. The technique was popular in the nineteenth century as it could be used to give drawings the appearance of a photograph and is still practised today.
Karl Friedrich Abel
by Thomas Gainsborough
by François Hüet-Villiers
Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean)
by Daniel Maclise
Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne
by Edmund Thomas Parris
Hilda Trevelyan (Hilda Marie Antoinette Anna Tucker)
by Richard George Mathews
George Alfred Brown, Baron George-Brown
by Feliks Topolski
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