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Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), Engraver

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 167 portraits
Apprenticed from 1814 to engraver Samuel Reynolds, during which time he engraved many of the 360 mezzotints illustrating the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds. He established himself as an independent engraver, publishing his first plates in 1826. As well as publishing on his own behalf, he was also employed by many leading print publishers. Working on steel plates, Cousins used a combination of stipple engraving and etching processes. His most commercially successful work was his prints after popular paintings. Elected an associate engraver of the Royal Academy in 1835, Cousins exhibited his engravings there from 1837. In 1855, he was one of only two engravers to be elected Royal Academician.

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1829

Edmund Kean

by Samuel Cousins
pencil, 1814
NPG 1829

1634b

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Samuel Cousins, published by Walter Benjamin Tiffin, published by Rittner and Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 22 April 1830
NPG 1634b

D38163

Sir John Malcolm

by Samuel Cousins, after Henry Corbould, after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D38163

D38268

William Marsden

by Samuel Cousins
stipple engraving, 1820
NPG D38268

D7502

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 1822
NPG D7502

D8026

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after John Jackson
mezzotint, (1822)
NPG D8026

D38023

Thomas Lupton

by Samuel William Reynolds, by Samuel Cousins, published by Agnew & Zanetti, after Joseph Allen
mezzotint, published 28 October 1823
NPG D38023

D33318

Princess Augusta Sophia

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1824
NPG D33318

D15608

Princess Augusta Sophia

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1824
NPG D15608

D3033

Robert Hindmarsh

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, published by Agnew & Zanetti, after Joseph Allen
mezzotint, published 20 April 1824
NPG D3033

D3699

Robert Hindmarsh

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, published by Agnew & Zanetti, after Joseph Allen
mezzotint, published 20 April 1824
NPG D3699

D8017

Princess Augusta Sophia

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1824
NPG D8017

D37833

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1825
NPG D37833

D37834

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1825
NPG D37834

D3658

John Milford

by Samuel Cousins, after William Owen
mezzotint, circa 1825-1830
NPG D3658

D4754

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, 1825
NPG D4754

D4755

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, 1825
NPG D4755

D8066

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Samuel William Reynolds, by Samuel Cousins, published by William Sams, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 1825
NPG D8066

D32224

Dr Brown

by Samuel Cousins, and by Henry Cousins, after John Graham
mezzotint, 1826
NPG D32224

D33337

King George IV

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, published by William Sams, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 1826
NPG D33337

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