Studio portrait of Samuel Cousins

Date Created



Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher
D. Appleton & Co., New York publisher

Is Version Of

S. Cousins, RA, albumen print, approx. 6½ x 8½ in., by Joseph Park Mayall (1839-1922), 1883


F. G. Stephens, Artists at Home, photographed by J. P. Mayall and reproduced in facsimile by photoengraving on copper plates; edited, with biographical notes and descriptions, by Frederick George Stephens (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington; New York: Appleton & Co., 1884), n.p.


Cousins, Samuel (1801-1887), English engraver

Date Issued

April 1884

Date Copyrighted

No copyright recorded.


In this spacious sitting room, Samuel Cousins occupies a central position. Seated in a comfortable armchair, the engraver looks past the viewer. His legs crossed, his hands joined together in front of him, his pose is stable if slightly stiff. Above him hang four examples of his work and next to him is an engraving. Behind him we can see a shelf with books, further to his right is a mantelpiece overhung by a mirror. On the mantelpiece stand Asian vases and a small statuette, to its left hangs a fan. The old fashioned wallpaper and large Persian rug complete this image of a well-appointed Victorian sitting room.

Is Referenced By

Jeremy Maas, The Victorian Art World in Photographs (London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1984), p. 215, fig. 409.
“Short Notices.” The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), issue 8831, April 16, 1884. "The photo-engravings (representing Messrs. J. E. Millais, S. Cousins, G. A. Lawson, and Marcus Stone in their studios) are very graphic and agreeable, and the accompanying biographical sketches are informing and well written."


Samuel Cousins, print after James Sant, Speak Lord For Thy Servant Hears also known as The Calling of Samuel (1854) 

Samuel Cousins, print after Edgar Melville Ward, Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI in the Prison of the Temple, (1862)
Samuel Cousins, print after Charles Leslie, A Mother and Child (date unknown)
Samuel Cousins, print after Sir John Everett Millais, Yes (ca. 1877)
Jacobus Harrewijn, engraving after Jacques van Croes, drawing of Peter Paul Rubens’s house.


The online edition of this work in the public domain, i.e., not protected by copyright, has been produced by the Emory University Digital Library Program.




Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts and Rare Books Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Omeka record contributed by Ekaterina Koposova

Date Submitted

September 30, 2016

Date Modified

October 1, 2016
October 2, 2016
November 21, 2016, by LM
January 17, 2017, by LM

Original Format

Photoengraving on copper

Image size

11.5 cm x 16.5 cm

Sheet size

16.5 cm x 22 cm


(Printed on the mount beneath the image) J P Mayall Photo | London published by Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington 188 Fleet St. | Park Lane Studio London | Samuel Cousins, R. A.





Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher

Cite As

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher and D. Appleton & Co., New York publisher , “S. COUSINS, R.A.,” Victorian Artists at Home, accessed May 25, 2024, https://artistsathome.emorydomains.org/items/show/10.

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