The Right Hon. Sir John Taylor Coleridge P.C., D.C.L (1790-1876)

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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.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Right Hon. Sir John Taylor Coleridge P.C., D.C.L (1790-1876)
    Date
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Dimensions
    height: 40.9cm, width: 32.7cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from F B Daniell, February 1971
    GAC number
    9074