Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Reigned 1837-1901

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Ethiopia
    City: Addis Ababa
    Place: British Embassy
  • 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.
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    People
    Victoria
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Reigned 1837-1901
    Date
    2 February 1871
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Presented 1927
    Provenance
    Presented to the British Ambassador, Addis Ababa, 1927
    GAC number
    15512