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Samuel Cousins

(1801-1887), Engraver

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 168 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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Samuel Cousins, by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert - NPG Ax17131

Samuel Cousins

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17131

Samuel Cousins, by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert - NPG Ax7564

Samuel Cousins

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax7564

Samuel Cousins, by and published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, after  Joseph Parkin Mayall - NPG Ax27819

Samuel Cousins

by and published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, after Joseph Parkin Mayall
photogravure, circa 1883, published 1884
NPG Ax27819

Samuel Cousins, by Charles Albert Waltner, published by  Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after  Francis Holl - NPG D34171

Samuel Cousins

by Charles Albert Waltner, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Francis Holl
etching, published 1881 (1879)
NPG D34171

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