Queen Victoria (1819-1901) in Coronation Robes
Mezzotintoriginally published 28 June 1838
About the work
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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.
- royal portrait, rose, lion, woman, 19th century costume, ceremonial costume, ermine, robe, ring, bracelet, necklace, earring, glove, riband, badge, crown, Queen, coronation, balustrade, pillar (architectural feature), steps, curtain, carpet
- Materials & Techniques
- Queen Victoria (1819-1901) in Coronation Robes
- originally published 28 June 1838
- height: 92.50 cm, width: 63.00 cm
- Purchased from Christie's, 12 February 1980
- Christie's 12/2/1980 (98)
- GAC number