Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865) Prime Minister
Mezzotint1 May 1852
- About the work
About the artist
Samuel Cousins was a well known mezzotint engraver of portraits and decorative subjects after his contemporaries and 18th-century British artists. Born in Exeter, he was the pupil of, and assistant to, the engraver S. W. Reynolds. Cousins set up his own business in London in 1825 and would later become the first engraver to be elected a Royal Academician. He engraved plates after the foremost artists of his day including Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873), Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) and Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873). His younger brother Henry Cousins (c.1809-1864) was also a mezzotint engraver.
- Temple, Henry John, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
- bust (as Subject), quill, ink pot/ink stand, paper (as Subject), book (as subject), male portrait, 19th century costume, waistcoat, trousers, morning coat, Viscount, Prime Minister, carpet, chair, table (as Subject), state interior
- Materials & Techniques