Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) Queen Consort of King Edward VII, as Princess of Wales

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Denmark
    City: Copenhagen
    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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  • Details
    Title
    Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) Queen Consort of King Edward VII, as Princess of Wales
    Date
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Presented by Sir David Scott, March 1957
    Provenance
    Given by Edward Prince of Wales to Captain Charles Scott, 1879; gven to Ministry of Works by Sir David Scott, 1957
    GAC number
    3778