Raven paintbrush

Top view of a brush showing the long handle and pointed head. Top view of a brush showing the long handle and pointe head. Side view of a brush showing the circular, pointed head. Side view of a brush showing the circular, pointed head. Close view of a brush showing the fibres.
Top view of a brush showing the long handle and pointed head. Top view of a brush showing the long handle and pointe head. Side view of a brush showing the circular, pointed head. Side view of a brush showing the circular, pointed head. Close view of a brush showing the fibres.

Description

A mop artist's paintbrush, size 6, with synthetic fibres made from polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). A mop brush is typically used with watercolours to produce an even wash of colour over a large area or for softening and blending techniques. Squirrel or goat hair is particularly suitable for this type of brush but the Raven is a vegan alternative from Jackson's. Using filament manipulation technology, millions of tiny indentations are created in the PBT fibres to increase the surface area for greater pick-up and release of paint/water. The fibres are then treated to remove any static electricity so that they do not stick together and will move smoothly and precisely. The Raven includes a mix of 'dull' and 'full-dull' fibres.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufactured for

Inscriptions

stamped: "6 RAVEN S.528 Jackson's" (handle)

Object number

AIBDC : 008499

Date

2020

Country

Method

fibres

Material

Dimensions
Width
16mm
Length
235mm
Diameter
165mm

Colour

fibres
handle
ferrule