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Samuel Cousins
Nationality: 
british
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1801
Birth Place: 
Exeter
Death Date: 
1887
Death Place: 
London
Mezzotinter; His abilities were noticed early, and by the age of ten had already gained some recognition for his work from the Royal Society of Arts, and won several awards during the next several years. At the age of 14 he became the apprentice of S.W. Reynolds. His work was well respected by many of the artists whose work he reproduced. One of the highlights of his career in 1854, was to engrave Winterhalter's portraits of Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie of France, for which he was awarded the Legion of Honor. Also awarded an Associate membership in London's Royal Academy in 1835. Born in Exeter; died in London